Abule-Ado: Picture emerges on cause of explosion
As Lagosians continue to blame the cause of Sunday’s explosion which rocked the Abule-Ado area of Lagos and its environs to activities of vandals who may have tampered with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC pipeline, pictures are now emerging as to the root cause of the explosion.
The NNPC however in a statement on Sunday said that the reported explosion in the early hours of the day was as a result of gas explosion which occurred after a truck hit some gas cylinders stacked in a gas processing plant located near the corporation’s system 2B Pipeline Right of Way.
Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, earlier said that the command had provided adequate
Before and after photo of Bethlehem Girls College
security to safeguard lives and property of residents around the area.
The National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA however announced late Sunday that 15 bodies had been recovered from the scene of the explosion.
“We underestimated the number of houses destroyed and extent of damage. We have recovered 18 bodies,” Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA said.
Many lives lost, among them children, houses destroyed, and properties lost.