Lagos Explosion:NEMA Confirms Recovery of Body ‘Burnt Beyond Recognition’



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The  National Emergency Management Authority ,NEMA  has confirmed  that  one dead body which  it   described as “burnt beyond recognition”  was recovered in the course of today’s search and rescue operation at  the  scene of  explosion in Lagos.The explosion occurred at Jankara Market in the commercial capital of Nigeria

Yushau Shuaib,NEMA’s head of  public relations said in an update on Wednesday evening   that, “So far one human-body that was burnt beyond recognition had been recovered from the rubble of exploded area in Lagos as reported earlier. The recovery was made when search and rescue officers were working at the scene.”

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NEMA’s spokesman added that “The fire incident was triggered by suspected fireworks stored in presumed warehouse in lagos Island. At least fifteen people were treated for injuries sustained mostly from stampede during the explosion.

Though  Shuaib also said “the explosion was not suspected to be a deliberate attack to cause confusion”, he equally revealed  that “security agencies have commenced their investigations.”


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