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The death toll from the explosion which rocked a gas store at Ladipo, Mushin, Lagos on Tuesday has now risen to five.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the incident occurred in the morning at Ojekunle Street in the ever-busy Ladipo community.
It was also gathered that many cars and properties were destroyed.
The immediate death toll was three until the recovery of the body of a 10-year-old boy and a female adult from the scene of the incident.
This ugly incident was confirmed by the Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Lagos State Territorial District, Ibrahim Farinloye.
Speaking to reporters, he said the female adult was recovered dead, while a 10-year-old died on the way to the hospital.
The female adult was identified as Mama Funmi.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at about 8.42am, at 21, Ojekunle Street, Ladipo, Mushin.
It was learned that the LPG cylinders were being used for auto welding when the explosion occurred.
So far, three male adults, Mama Funmi and the boy have been recovered dead.
Confirming the incident, Farinloye said: ‘Altogether, five persons were recovered dead including a 10 years old boy.’
Africa Daily News, New York reports that rescue operations was ongoing at press time on Wednesday morning.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK