The explosion was so loud that residents of Surulere, Amuwo Odofin, Oshodi, Ikeja, Alimosho and environs felt the impact. The explosion left some of the windows shattered and ceilings pulled off.
Scores of people have been injured following the explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday.
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. We are awaiting details and preliminary reports. Please avoid speculations.”
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– Just In : Suspected pipeline explosion between Amuwo Odofin , Festac , Satellite Town and Abule Ado.
– The sound which was heard in ijegun, surulere, abule egba, Ikotun, Ikeja, Isolo, Okota, Egbeda etc. It is suspected to be Another bunkery case.
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Oh wow it’s worse than we thought💔
Abule Ado /Festac pic.twitter.com/KxU9nc4mFr
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