Scores injured, buildings collapse as explosion rocks Abule Ado in Lagos
By Abisola THOMPSON
Scores of people have been injured following an explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday.
The explosion threw residents of the area into a state of panic, TBI Africa reports.
It was learnt that the impact of the explosion destroyed some buildings.
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 arrived 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.”
More so, Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA confirmed to TBI Africa that about 15 bodies recovered in the inferno including a whole family of four who were heading to church before they were cut in the explosion. While a mother and husband with their two sons were also trapped in the explosion.
Farinloye, added that a number of school children of Bethren Girls College and their Principal died who were in morning mass died while many were rescued alive