Deputy Governor’s Wife, Three Others Injured In Dolphin Estate Explosion

imageThe wife of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Yomi Awoniyi, was among the four people trapped and injured after a building owned by Awoniyi collapsed following a mysterious explosion on Saturday (today). The building, 19B Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, HFB Way, was said to have collapsed following a sudden explosion. The three occupants in the house, including Mrs. Awoniyi, were trapped, while the driver who was outside washing cars was injured from the explosion. Residents said that the explosion occurred without warning, shaking other buildings to their foundations. Aside from the woman and the other three injured, nobody was confirmed dead. It was however gathered that the four victims were rushed to the hospital immediately they were rescued. The South-West Zonal spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, said when the building collapsed, he and his men quickly ascertained if people were trapped underneath the rubble. Farinloye said once that was established, emergency services swung into action and were able to evacuate the four persons trapped there. His words: “The building collapse was suspected to have been caused by gas cooker explosion around 7:15am. “The explosion and subsequent building collapse affected three occupants, who were inside the building at the time, and the driver who washing the car outside. “Although no life was lost, the four injured persons have since been evacuated to St. Maria Hospital, Yaba, for proper treatment. “Currently, the Police Anti-Bomb Squad and Police Disaster Management Unit are working on the site to get to the root of the explosion. “Afterwards, the Lagos State Building Control Agency will move in to determine the next level of action to take.”

Source: The Eagle Online

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