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Gas explosion kills three in Nigeria’s economic hub

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A liquefied gas tanker exploded on Thursday night in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, killing at least three people and injuring 13 others.

Ibrahim Farinloye, a zonal coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency told Xinhua on Friday that a liquefied petroleum gas tanker exploded while in motion at about 10:32 p.m. local time (2132 GMT) on Thursday on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way in the Ikeja area of the state.

Farinloye said the huge fire resulting from the explosion engulfed a nearby building which houses different commercial outfits, and three bodies were recovered later from the building.

“The initial search and rescue activities also revealed that 13 people sustained various degrees of burns,” Farinloye said, adding the fire was put out after concerted efforts from the state fire service and emergency management agency. He added that about 25 vehicles were damaged in the accident, and search and rescue efforts are still underway.

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