Houses Destroyed As Explosion Rocks Abule Ado In Lagos

More than 70 houses were destroyed in the explosion (image courtesy: WasiuZubir /ICE/NAN)

A pipeline explosion that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in Abule Odo, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, has led to destruction of several houses.

Concise News understands that the explosion affected some residents of Ijegun, Surulere, Isheri Olofin, FESTAC, Ikotun, Okota and Egbeda areas of the state.

“The roof of our building is off and a nearby school is on fire,” a resident of FESTAC, who spoke with TheCable, said.

“I was relaxing in the sitting room after returning from the church. Suddenly, I heard a loud bang and the doors shook like they were going to fall,” a resident of Egbeda had said.

The Federal Fire Service in a tweet confirming the explosion said, “We are in touch with our men in Fire Stations around Badagry and Festac, we are trying to gather more information as regards the reported explosion in Lagos State, Nigeria. We are on it.”

“All @Fedfireng Stations in Lagos have turned out to the scenes of explosion, except Festac, Ebute Metta and State house Fire trucks which are on Standby.  Our Surulere Fire truck is Stuck in the rubble, our Emergency truck is on the way to the scene of Fire to pull it out,” the agency said in another tweet.

At the time of this report, there were no details of casualty.

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