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Police dismiss Oworonsoki explosion claim

12 October 2015, 14:18

Lagos - The Lagos State Police Command on Monday dismissed claims making the rounds that there was an explosion at the Oworonsoki area of Lagos on Sunday, saying it was a minor fire incident.

The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Joseph Offor, said in a statement in Lagos that Lagos did not record any explosion incident today as being erroneously circulated.

"Rather, a minor fire incident occurred at L & K Bus-Stop, in Oworonshoki area of Lagos State at about 2 p.m.

"A wine shop went in flames and this was caused by leaking refrigerator gas.

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"No life was lost but three persons suffered burns and were taken to the hospital.

"Two were treated and discharged at a private hospital, while the third, is admitted at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba,’’ the statement said.

The police also said that it was dedication to pro-active policing by putting in place measures to increase police visibility in the state.

"In line with the Inspector-General of Police policy thrust of pro-active policing, the Command will continue to put in place measures to increase police visibility in the state

"This will help to nip in the bud any untoward incident, please,’’ it added.


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