Explosion rocks National Arts Theatre in Lagos

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Some sections of the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu in Lagos State were on Saturday night, rocked by a gas explosion.

The Director of Public Affairs of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Amodu Shakiru, confirmed this to Punch.

Shakiru also confirmed efforts are ongoing to contain the spread of the fire.

He said, “There’s been an exploded gas cylinder resulting in a fire which the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is managing within the National Arts Theatre.”

Similarly, no fewer than four persons reportedly sustained various degrees of injuries as fire gutted Fat Noble filling station, an independent marketing oil firm along Old Road, opposite Torikoh, Badagry, Lagos State on Wednesday, December 27.

Also, several shops and goods were destroyed following a gas explosion that occurred at a market at the Council bus stop in the Ikotun area of Lagos State, on Saturday.

The current fire incident at the National Arts Theatre is the third fire incident reported in the last seven days in Lagos State.

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