Lagos explosion: One killed, 15 injured


Lagos explosion: One killed, 15 injured

The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said one person died and 15 others were injured in a fireworks-induced explosion at a warehouse in Jankara market in Lagos.

It said the main victim was burnt beyond recognition.

The agency gave an update in a statement in Abuja by its Head of Public Relations Division, Alhaji Yushau Shuaib.

The statement said: “The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed a powerful explosion that occurred this morning in Lagos from a building suspected to be loaded with ‘knockouts’ brands of fireworks that are usually used during festive periods.

“The explosion which further triggered fire outbreaks within the neighboring environments occurred from a building suspected to be a warehouse for storage of electrical items at Jankara Market by Adeniji Adele in Lagos Island Local Government Council of Lagos State.

“Although the Search and Rescue Officers had hectic time to reach the densely populated area due to heavy traffic and crowds, other response agencies and volunteers mobilized were able to control the fire incidents in area with supports from residents.

“So far one human-body that was burnt beyond recognition had been recovered from the rubble of exploded area in Lagos as reported earlier.

“The recovery was made when search and rescue officers were working at the scene.

“The fire incident was triggered by suspected fireworks stored in presumed warehouse in Lagos Island. At least 15 people were treated for injuries sustained mostly from stampede during the explosion.

“The explosion was not suspected to be a deliberate attack to cause confusion as security agencies have commenced their investigations.”



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[News and Features] Lagos explosion: One killed, 15 injured
NVS posted on 12-26-2012, 19:32:11 PM
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The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said one person died and 15 others were injured in a fireworks-induced explosion at a warehouse in Jankara market in Lagos.

It said the main victim was burnt beyond recognition.

The agency gave an update in a statement in Abuja by its Head of Public Relations Division, Alhaji Yushau Shuaib.

The statement said: “The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed a powerful explosion that occurred this morning in Lagos from a building suspected to be loaded with ‘knockouts’ brands of fireworks that are usually used during festive periods.

“The explosion which further triggered fire outbreaks within the neighboring environments occurred from a building suspected to be a warehouse for storage of electrical items at Jankara Market by Adeniji Adele in Lagos Island Local Government Council of Lagos State.

“Although the Search and Rescue Officers had hectic time to reach the densely populated area due to heavy traffic and crowds, other response agencies and volunteers mobilized were able to control the fire incidents in area with supports from residents.

“So far one human-body that was burnt beyond recognition had been recovered from the rubble of exploded area in Lagos as reported earlier.

“The recovery was made when search and rescue officers were working at the scene.

“The fire incident was triggered by suspected fireworks stored in presumed warehouse in Lagos Island. At least 15 people were treated for injuries sustained mostly from stampede during the explosion.

“The explosion was not suspected to be a deliberate attack to cause confusion as security agencies have commenced their investigations.”


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Fire Crackers Warehouse Explodes in Lagos Island; 1 Dead many injured
Ph3y posted on 12-27-2012, 01:32:08 AM
One dead and 15 houses burnt in Lagos explosion

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The explosion reportedly occurred at 9:30AM in Oroyiyin\Jankara area, Lagos Island.

The fire spread to nearby buildings and about 5 houses are said to be affected by the resulting inferno causing panic to traders and shoppers.

Fire fighters promptly turned up and local residents grabbed fire hoses to try and put out the flames but the huge crowd that has besieged the area has made it difficult for to put out the fire.

The explosion is reported to have caused an alarming vibration in the area while the noise was deafening.

About 15 houses are on fire after a huge explosion went off at the Oroyiyin\Jankara axis on Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria's south-west region.

The South-West spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed that one person died from the explosion, while a number of people sustained minor injuries.

Our correspondent at the scene of the inferno said the explosion occurred after a warehouse used to store fireworks was set ablaze following an accidental trigger of the stored fire crackers.

The fire reportedly spread to the two nearby buildings and has further affected 15 other adjourning buildings.

Jankara market is located in the heart of the densely populated Lagos Island market where massive structures of three to four storey buildings are built itches away from each other.

Fire crackers popularly known as bangers are major features of celebrations during Christmas and New Year across Nigeria.


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Re: Fire Crackers Warehouse Explodes in Lagos Island; 1 Dead many injured
LuckyBoy posted on 12-27-2012, 01:32:08 AM







Lagos explosion: One killed, 15 injured



The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said one person died and 15 others were injured in a fireworks-induced explosion at a warehouse in Jankara market in Lagos.



It said the main victim was burnt beyond recognition.



The agency gave an update in a statement in Abuja by its Head of Public Relations Division, Alhaji Yushau Shuaib.



The statement said: “The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed a powerful explosion that occurred this morning in Lagos from a building suspected to be loaded with ‘knockouts’ brands of fireworks that are usually used during festive periods.



“The explosion which further triggered fire outbreaks within the neighboring environments occurred from a building suspected to be a warehouse for storage of electrical items at Jankara Market by Adeniji Adele in Lagos Island Local Government Council of Lagos State.



“Although the Search and Rescue Officers had hectic time to reach the densely populated area due to heavy traffic and crowds, other response agencies and volunteers mobilized were able to control the fire incidents in area with supports from residents.



“So far one human-body that was burnt beyond recognition had been recovered from the rubble of exploded area in Lagos as reported earlier.



“The recovery was made when search and rescue officers were working at the scene.



“The fire incident was triggered by suspected fireworks stored in presumed warehouse in Lagos Island. At least 15 people were treated for injuries sustained mostly from stampede during the explosion.



“The explosion was not suspected to be a deliberate attack to cause confusion as security agencies have commenced their investigations.”






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Re: Lagos explosion: One killed, 15 injured
MsMak posted on 12-27-2012, 10:54:57 AM
How, how, how can a person with the most basic intelligence decide to store a huge amount of firecrackers in a densely populated area such as this?! What is wrong with people?!!
Re: Lagos explosion: One killed, 15 injured
Chaos.com posted on 12-27-2012, 12:57:25 PM
More like, what is wrong with the authorities. People will always take advantage of what suits them best, be it cheap or free storage areas.
The town planning authorities are there to prevent such. i hope a prosecution for manslaughter happens.
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