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.
Explosion in Lagos!
Stay safe guys pic.twitter.com/FOr0vl57Ge
— Laycon #BBNAIJA (@ltsIaycon) March 15, 2020
Back from Church and what we heard was a big explosion, phoned a friend living closer to the area precisely Abule Ado/Festac axis of Lagos and he said it was from the pipeline, Also heard that buildings collapsed and there may be casualties 💔 he sent this video 😨 pic.twitter.com/OEzR0FlfLl
— Josh T 🔥 (@jtonyeka) March 15, 2020
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.