Lagos explosion: Families search for missing relatives as Death toll rises to 20

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The Abule-Ado explosion in Lagos death toll rose to 20 on Monday, as many families continued to search for their missing relatives. Latest reports have it that 50 pupils of the Bethlehem Girls College were injured in the incident.

Recall that TotalNews24 earlier reported on Sunday that an explosion, which rocked the community left 17 people dead and the explosion was caused by a truck which hit a stack of gas cylinders as said the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The latest report also has it that the impact of the explosion destroyed over 50 houses and many cars parked in the area.

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Bethlehem Girls College, a Borden school, had its pupils trapped when the building, where a Mass was being celebrated collapsed. The Principal of the school, Rev. Sr. Henrietta Alokha, was killed while rescuing the schoolgirls.

Among the deceased were two cooks in the school, one of whom was identified simply as Irene, and a security guard.

The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, while speaking at the scene, said the death toll had risen to 20.

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