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UPDATED: Scores feared killed, homes burnt in Lagos explosion

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Many folks had been feared on Sunday in a suspected pipeline explosion at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos.

Houses had been additionally burnt with a number of residents trapped within the explosion that left many homeless and injured.

The explosion began round 9am when church buildings within the space had been holding companies, with a lot of them critically affected.

But the Lagos State Fire Service spokesperson, Shakiru Amodu, stated the incident was an “implosion” not explosion.

He assured efforts had been ongoing to quell the fireplace.

“It has even extended to the pipeline. We are managing the situation, but it is massive here. All agencies are working harmoniously to put out the fire,” Amodu stated.

Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, additionally stated in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the explosion was not related to pipeline vandalism.

“From the information given by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service who are currently on the ground, the implosion is not connected to pipeline but might have occurred in a factory located in the Abule Ado area.

“Emergency responders are on ground while others are still on their way to the scene. The situation is under control and we hope to get more information soon to ascertain its cause,” he stated.

About 10 fireplace vans had arrived on the scene whereas males from the Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, Nigerian Navy, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, and others had been making efforts to quell the fireplace.

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