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20 injured, two children trapped as fire guts building in Ketu, Lagos

Gas cylinder explosion is said to have caused an inferno ravaging a building at Ile-Ile Bus Stop, Ketu, Lagos State was on Thursday.

The fire started around 5pm in the building, which is opposite Delta Crown.

It was gathered that two children were trapped in the building when the fire started but rescued by residents.

Happily, LASEMA Response Team and other First Responders helped out in recovery operation at the fire outbreak, No 44 Adebayo Street, Ile-ile Ketu, Behind Polaris Bank.

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said 20 people were injured in the fire incident.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “When we got to the scene, a block of flats consisting of six units was gutted by fire at No 44, Adebayo Street off Ile-Ile, Ketu Alapere, behind Polaris Bank in Lagos.

“After the rescue, we discovered five casualties while four of them were treated on the scene and another 15 victims who were severely burnt have been taken to hospital for further treatment.

“The cause of the fire is unknown as there is a power outage, but there is speculation at the scene that the fire is as a result of a gas cylinder explosion.

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