Principal of Bethlehem Girls School, Rev Sister Henrietta Alokha, reportedly died in the explosion on her way to the hospital.
Meanwhile, 55 persons got burnt, left with varying degrees of injury, were rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital Ojo.
36 of the injured were students of the affected schools, while 19 others were adults.
The Flag Officer, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji, who visited the scene of the explosion, as well as Bethlehem Girls College, disclosed that the impact of the explosion also had its toll on the Service’s hospital, as part of its ceilings were damaged.
He said: ‘’There was substantial damage done to the ceilings in the hospital. The hospital received and attended to casualties from the explosion site, as 55 persons were attended to.
‘’One of the adults had about 35 per cent mixed degree burns with inhalation injuries and pulmonary edema. He has been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and connected to a ventilator.
‘’Seven other adults and two children are on admission in the wards. Two adults had Traumatic brain Injury and were referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, for neurosurgical intervention. The remaining 43 have been treated and discharged.”
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