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Gas explosion update: Over 1000 shops shut at Ladipo market

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Gas explosion update: Over 1000 shops shit at Ladipo market

Businesses were paralysed on the ever-busy Ojekunle Street in the popular Ladipo Market area of Lagos State on Tuesday as over 1,000 shops were shut down as a result of the deadly gas explosion that rocked a mechanic workshop on number 35 and 37 of the long lane.

At least five persons were burnt to death in the explosion.

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About 60 buildings including two-storey and one-storey structures wholly housing shops were closed for business activities due to the incident. Each of the building housed at least 40 shops.

A Punch correspondent who was at the scene of the explosion counted over 1,000 shops shut down on the long stretch road.

A trade union official also confirmed to The Punch that the over 1,000 members of the association didn’t open for the day’s business because of the explosion.

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Security operatives and emergency responders have cordoned off the area as rescue operations and on-the-spot assessment continue.

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