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21 Mar 2019 | 08:46 PM UTC

Nigeria: Gas explosion reported in Surulere (Lagos state) March 21

Nigeria News Alert

Gas explosion and fire reported in Surulere (Lagos state) March 21; casualty figures and extent of damage not immediately reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Surulere (Lagos state)


A gas explosion ignited a fire on Babs Animashaun Road in Surulere (Lagos state) on Thursday, March 21. Firefighters were attempting to put out the blaze as of Thursday afternoon (local time). The number of associated casualties and the extent of resultant damages were not immediately reported.

Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around the site of the explosion and blaze over the coming hours.


Individuals in Surulere (Lagos state) are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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