See the Number of People Hospitalised as Mother and Daughter Die in Gas Explosion 

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See the Number of People Hospitalised as Mother and Daughter Die in Gas Explosion 

Rafiat Sheriff, 40, and her seven-year-old daughter, Asisat Sheriff, tragically lost their lives in a gas explosion at their home on Church Street, along Èbúté Road, in the Ibafo area of Ogun State. The incident occurred around 8:30 pm on Saturday, leaving two others injured.

 

According to PUNCH Metro, Rafiat had asked her daughter to light the gas cylinder to prepare dinner. While attempting to do so, the gas cylinder reportedly burst into flames, as recounted by a neighbor named Abiodun in a police report. The fire engulfed the entire apartment, resulting in the deaths of Rafiat and Asisat.

 

Omolola Odutola, the spokesperson for the police command, confirmed the incident, stating that the two injured individuals are currently being treated at Divine Touch Hospital. She explained, “The incident occurred last night when the mother told her seven-year-old daughter to cook. The girl was attempting to light the gas cylinder when the entire house went up in flames. The mother and the child lost their lives in the explosion. Two other girls, including one of the deceased’s children, are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.”

 

The police report also mentioned that the state fire service was contacted but did not respond. However, Fatai Adefala, the state Director of Fire Service, denied any knowledge of the gas explosion and claimed that no information was received by his department. He stated, “I didn’t know of the gas explosion. There was no gas explosion. We have two fire trucks on that axis. One truck is in Ibafo. The other one is in Isheri. We also have another one at the Redemption Camp Ground. There was no gas explosion, please. I don’t know where you got the information from. They cannot call our staff, and they will not show up.”


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