Many houses were destroyed as pipeline explosion rocks Abule Ado, Festac in Lagos. Residents in the area woke up to the explosion on Sunday, March 15.
The Cable reports that the pipeline explosion affected communities like Ijegun, Ikotun, Egbeda, Abule Ado, Okotoa, Isheri Olofin, FESTAC, and the popular Satellite Town.
In some cases, it was learnt that the explosion brought down the roofs of buildings causing panic which resulted to residents scampering to safety.
The Lagos authorities and the state’s emergency management authority have confirmed the incident saying it was a pipeline explosion and that it happened around Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area.
At the time of this report, rescue efforts were said to be ongoing as men of the federal fire service had mobilised to the scene.
See videos from the scene below;
Our men are on ground. steer clear of the area. Be safe out there, Safety is not negotiable.
— Federal Fire Service (@Fedfireng) March 15, 2020
Pipeline explosion in Festac pic.twitter.com/yi3IgRFL1v
— I R U N N I A ™ (@Irunnia2) March 15, 2020
— poetic-jvstice (@ic_ju) March 15, 2020
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