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Shops, vehicles razed as gas explosion rocks Lagos market

Several goods were destroyed on Saturday following a gas explosion that occurred in a market at Council Bus-Stop in the Idimu area of Lagos State.…

Several goods were destroyed on Saturday following a gas explosion that occurred in a market at Council Bus-Stop in the Idimu area of Lagos State.

Our correspondent gathered that seven lock-up shops were razed in the inferno. Some vehicles parked in a mechanic workshop close to the shops were also destroyed by the fire.

According to a statement by the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, the emergency call was received around 2pm.

The statement added that the fire, which resulted from leakage of a gas cylinder in use at one of the shops, led to the explosion that spread to several other shops.

It further disclosed that the fire had been put under control as efforts were on to stop the remaining pockets of flame.

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