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Abule Ado explosion dying toll rises to 23 as sufferer dies in hospital

This image taken on March 15, 2020, exhibits particles on the scene of a fuel explosion in Lagos. – A fuel explosion in Nigeria’s industrial capital Lagos killed at the very least 15 folks, injured many extra and destroyed round 50 buildings on March 15, 2020. (Photo by Benson IBEABUCHI / AFP)

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says a sufferer of the March 15 explosion at Abule Ado, Lagos State, died on Saturday bringing the variety of deaths from the explosion to 23.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, mentioned that the feminine sufferer died on the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, the place she was receiving therapy.

Oke-Osanyintolu spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

“The sufferer had been receiving therapy since Sunday, March 15 after the tragedy passed off.

“We regret to report that the fatality rate from the Abule-Ado incident has climbed to 23, with the death of a female victim who had been receiving treatment at the Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi,” he mentioned.

The official mentioned that an individual was nonetheless lacking from the incident.

“A revised whole of 500 folks have been displaced from their houses and 100 of them have been accommodated within the LASEMA aid camp at Igando.

“Our assist desk stays manned and personnel readily available to handle enquiries and prepare switch to the aid camp for these rendered homeless by the explosions.

“We appeal for calm and urge members of the public to keep off the scene and be law-abiding,” Oke-Osanyintolu mentioned.

He sympathised with the household of the deceased and promised to proceed to offer updates relating to Abule-Ado explosion.


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