Many injured, buildings collapse as explosion rocks Lagos

File: Fire explosion scene

Scores of people have been injured following an explosion in Abule Ado, in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday.

The explosion threw residents of the area into a state of panic.

It was learnt that the impact of the explosion destroyed some buildings to cave in while residents were still in the building.

As of the time of filing this report, the suspected cause of the explosion, the casualty figure and the number of buildings affected could not be ascertained.

A resident, Aliu Jimoh, said two fire service trucks had been drafted to the scene of the explosion but the fire was yet to be put out, adding that scores of people had been injured.

He said, “There is a problem in Abule Ado right now, a pipeline has exploded and many buildings have collapsed, including a school. We don’t know if people are in the building or not.”

The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Nosa Okunbor, added, “A team is heading to Abule Ado, trade fair axis for investigation of the alleged pipeline explosion. 9We are awaiting details and preliminary reports. Please avoid speculations.” Punch

 

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