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Just In: Four Injured As Fire Guts Filling Station In Lagos

 

Four persons sustained various degrees of injuries as a filling station engulfed by fire in Badagry axis of Lagos on Wednesday.

 

It was learnt that at about 1.00am the attendants were dispensing petrol inside jerry cans and sacks at the back of the station when the explosion occurred.

 

Sources disclosed that those who sustained injury were quickly rushed to General Hospital in Badagry before the arrival of fire service men.

 

“They were selling fuel which was to be smuggled out of the country immediately when there was sudden explosion. The fire destroyed some part of the station before the arrival of the men of the Lagos Fire Service.

“Those who suffered fatal injury were taken to the hospital, while those with minor injuries were treated within,” the sources said.

Confirming the incident, the Head of Badagry Fire Service, Isaac Dossa, said the agency received an emergency call at 1:15.am about the incident and that the officials proceeded to the scene immediately.

“We got to the scene of the fire incident around 1:25.am and the fire was put off around 3:55am same day.

“They have taken most of the victims of the fire incident to the general hospital before our arrival,” Dossa said.

 

NAN

 

 

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