Sad: Warehouse fireworks explosion in Lagos – See Photos

Building up in smoke

by Isi Esene

There was pandemonium earlier on Wednesday when a shop filled with firecrackers exploded around Oroyiyin/Jankara area of Lagos Island.

The explosion happened around 9:30am.

The fire which came as a result of the explosion quickly spread to other shops causing panic among traders and shoppers alike.

“While security agencies (will) investigate and determine the real cause of the explosion and fire outbreaks, casualty figures are yet to be determined,” said Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency.

“Some residents who were injured while attempting to assist in putting off the fire have been taken to hospital for treatment.”

The casualty figure is yet to be ascertained.

Traders trying to salvage whatever is left

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  1. Why always lagos, buiding faling, for al i knw firework, banger are for xmas celebration, and 2ru dis method inflation is reduced and also dis banger a kin of busines oportunities, in portharcourt ah tink it is even a legal in non residential area, for me knockout of fun, i love it. The only problem is dat d ware houses shud be located in area dat r nt congested so d retailers can buy frm dia, pls u guy shud stop condeming dis stuf, after al fuel is dangerious yet wil stil nid it, Gas too is also xplosive bt yet wil use dm, all we nid is proper rules guiding dis stuf. Dis banger r used in u.k very wel am sure, dis firecrackers r for fun no body use it for war. Love u al

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