There has been terrible explosion at the Abule Ado area of Festac Town in Amuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State.
An observer said that a tipper offloading sand caught fire, which spread to a nearby pipeline, triggering the blast.
According to reports many houses have been destroyed by the explosion. Buidlings are currently on fire in Ado Soba, Abule-Ado, and Amuwo-Odofin.
No death has been reported but there are people with serious injuries as a result of the explosion. Nigerians were seen rescuing high school studuents and people trapped within nearby buildings.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state fire service says the situation is under control, ChannelTV reports .
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— BabaJide ✂️✂️ (@officialJideMag) March 15, 2020
– 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.
— Postsubman (@Postsubman) March 15, 2020
After the explosion today this how my hood Festac looks like rn… Most of us lost all.. But Thanks to God for life we are all safe. Abule ado pic.twitter.com/WDGQiJGFrS
— timi of lagos (@timi_of_lagos) March 15, 2020
[Graphic video] first images of casualties being pulled out of collapsed buildings from the Abule Ado, Festac Lagos explosions. pic.twitter.com/pZT2tqHr2H
— Kunle Ronald (@kunle_ronald) March 15, 2020
— Viky 👑 (@oduchegerald) March 15, 2020
Oh wow it’s worse than we thought💔
Abule Ado /Festac pic.twitter.com/KxU9nc4mFr
— 𝓞𝓵𝔂 ✨ (@FirstLove04_) March 15, 2020
What you people heard in festac and other parts of Lagos is obviously just the ripple effect.
I fear for the people that love here and the students in that boarding school! It was a pipeline explosion at abule Ado!! God help your children this Sunday morning 💔😭😭 pic.twitter.com/p16st834PJ
— Dawriz 🛡 (@dawrizz) March 15, 2020