Many feared dead as pipeline explosion rocks Abule Soba in Lagos (Video)

Pipeline explodes in Abule Sabo area of Lagos (videos)

Many are feared dead after a pipeline explosion reportedly rocked Abule-Soba icommunity of Lagos state this morning.

The explosion of a pipeline reportedly owned by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Abule-Soba community of Lagos state and it was so loud that residents of Surulere, Amuwo Odofin, Oshodi, Ikeja, Alimosho and environs felt the impact.

See photos and video below.

Festac fire service however responded to the emergency and stated that it is in control.

According to eye witnesses, a tipper offloading sand caught fire which spread to a nearby pipeline, triggering the blast.

Many houses have been destroyed by the blaze, the Lagos state fire service, however, says the implosion is not connected with the pipeline, but there are buildings on fire in Ado Soba, Abule-Ado, and Amuwo-Odofin.

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