School Children Among the Dead in Lagos Explosion

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and 25 others rescued after an explosion and subsequent fire in the Abule Ado area of Lagos, emergency management officials have said. At least 50 buildings were damaged and hundreds are now homeless after the blast, which  the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says happened when a truck hit some gas cylinders in the area.

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At least 17 people died and scores of others suffered varying degrees of injuries in an explosion in Lagos on March 15, 2020.

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