UP to 17 bodies have been reportedly recovered, while 25 casualties are being treated for injuries from the pipeline explosion that rocked Abule-Ado area of Lagos state on Sunday.
The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, gave preliminary reports about the tragedy.
secondary explosions were noted which caused significant damage to multiple buildings including the levelling of a church to ground zero and the destruction of St Margaret’s girl’s hostel.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, said that the explosion had nothing to do with terrorism or pipeline vandalism. He maintained that it was a human error and unsafe human activities that led to the explosion.
The Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in an update statement, revealed that a total of 55 persons were attended to made up of 36 school children and 19 adults.