A gas explosion has claimed lives of three persons in Benin, the Edo State capital.
Two siblings identified as Favour aged two and Odion aged 11, were among the victims of the incident which occurred after a five-kilogramme gas cylinder exploded at a residential building at No 32 Osazuwa Street, Off Benin-Agbor Expressway in Ikpoba-Okha local government area.
The explosion that occurred in the early hours of Sunday reportedly affected four families.
The fire was said to have engulfed residents in the building when a family opened their door to know what was happening outside.
Narrating how the explosion occurred, one of the victims, Ese Egharevba, whose husband and two children were also affected, said she was outside when she heard the explosion.
Sun Newspapers, July 19, 2016
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