THREE DEAD IN ‘CABAD’ EXPLOSION IN LAGOS
Three persons have been confirmed dead after an explosion from Oxy-Acetylene flame popularly known as ‘cabad’ on Tuesday, July 28, at Mohammed Street, Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos State.
Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, July 29, according to Premiumtimes.
Farinloye said that the explosion that occurred at a panel beater's workshop injured two other persons.
"The explosion occurred while the technician was trying to up his cabad's cylinder.
"The incident led to the death of three persons and the rescue of two. One was immediately resuscitated while the other is in the hospital with severe burns. Seven shops were partially affected, " the acting Coordinator said.
Oxy-Acetylene flame. Source: depositphotos
In a similar incident that happened on Monday, two persons were reported dead while three others sustained injuries after an explosion from a gas cylinder, TVC confirms.
According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the explosion was from a gas cylinder used in filling outdoor air conditioner of a split unit.
The agency added that occupants of the building have been evacuated.