Abule Ado Explosion: NEMA Recovers 15 Bodies

  • Family of four too
  • Over 60 students injured

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 15 corpses, including a family of four, have been recovered from the scene of Sunday’s explosion that occurred at Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos State on  Sunday morning.

It also stated that no fewer than 60 students of Bethlehem Girls College located within the area, who sustained various degrees of injury in the incident were also taken to the Nigerian Navy Hospital in Ojo Cantonment.

Acting Coordinator of NEMA in Lagos, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “a couple and their two sons were caught by the explosion on their way to church around about 9 am on Sunday”.

Farinloye said over 50 buildings, including Bethlehem Girls College and a popular hotel, were also damaged in the explosion that rocked Abule Ado.

According to him, “The resulting fire later spread to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation oil pipeline passing through the area even though the pipeline had been shut down as a precautionary measure.

“The fire was eventually extinguished about 3.30 p.m. through the combined efforts of officials of the Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, and Nigerian Navy Fire Tender.” 

Farinloye said the cause of the incident and casualty figure were currently unknown as “rescue operations are still going on in the affected area”.

The explosion caused panic among Lagos residents after it shook many houses in Ijegun, Festac Town, Okota and other communities outside Amuwo Odofin.

One victim in the incident, Mr Abayomi Abeyi, said his building was severely damaged while his wife sustained injuries from the explosion – NAN

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