Abule-Ado explosion: LASEMA confirms death of victim in hospital

Abule-Ado explosion: LASEMA confirms death of victim in hospital


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of a victim of the March 15 explosion at Abule-Ado, Lagos State; on Saturday bringing the number of deaths from the explosion to  23.

The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said that the female victim died at the National  Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos,  where the doctors administered treatment to her.

Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.

“The victim had been receiving treatment since Sunday March 15 after the tragedy took place.


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“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 said.

The official said that a person was still missing from the incident.

“A revised total of 500 people were displaced from their homes; and 100 of them now accommodated in the LASEMA relief camp at Igando.


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” Our help desk remains manned and personnel on hand to manage enquiries; and arrange transfer to the relief camp for those 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 said.

He sympathised with the family of the diseased; and promised to continue to provide updates regarding Abule-Ado explosion.

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