Yet Again, Poisonous Gas Knocks Out Another Student in Lagos

Barely days after thirteen students of Ogba Junior Grammar School, Lagos, were rushed to a nearby hospital for allegedly inhaling poisonous gas, another female student of the school has suffered same fate.

According to reports, this is the third time such incident would happen in the school.

A similar incident occurred in the school in November 2013 when 25 students of the school became unconscious after inhaling gaseous substance.

This time, the victim is Adijat Ogunshola, a Junior Secondary School 2 student. She was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, where doctors battled to save her life.

Breathing apparatus was fixed to her nose while drip was administered to her. The incident shows that the poisonous gas is being emitted around the school and no one has any clue about where it is coming from. The Lagos State Government is at a loss over the source of the emission which has exposed the students to serious health hazard.

Officials of the Lagos Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Lagos Ambulance Services, LASAMBUS, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU and the police were at the school at previous occasions.

The Ogba Shopping Mall, housing several shops, companies and Ecobank Nigeria Plc was shut down by LASEMA officials while hundreds of people working in the shopping complex were evacuated from the complex on the suspicion that the emission was emanating from there. 


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