Sunday, 15 March 2020 12:30

Mighty explosion rocks Lagos

A big pipeline explosion that shook several houses rocked Abule Ado area of Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Sunday morning.

Thick smokes and balls of fire enveloped the atmosphere as panic struck residents who scampered to safety.

The explosion reverberated and shook houses several miles away. 

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA’s spokesman, Nosa Okunbor said the explosion might be from the pipeline.

“LASEMA Team Heading to Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis for investigation of alleged pipeline explosion. Awaiting details and preliminary reports,” he said.

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“That explosion shook my house. It woke me from sleep. It was so loud and scary.

“We were debating in my house where the sound came from and then, my sister called some friends in Satelite who confirmed it happened in their area and Abule Ado,” said Precious, who lived closed to the area.

 

An army personnel who craved anonymity said the explosion occurred behind Oando Gas Station at Abule Ado.

 

Affected residents said the loud sound was as a result of pipeline explosion at Satellite Town that caused some buildings to collapse at Abule Ado.

 

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