Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy Obafemi Hamzat have visited the scene of the explosion at the Abule-Ado area in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the state.
The explosion which occurred on Sunday rocked neighboring areas, with plumes of smoke rising into the sky from the raging inferno as a result of the blast.
He added that the raging fire had displaced many residents who fled their abodes for fear of being caught up in the inferno.
See photos below of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s visit below, courtesy of channels tv
Governor Sanwo-Olu has described the Abule-Ado explosion as a situation he has never seen before. He added that the scene of the explosion looks like a ‘war zone’.
“I must confess I have seen anything of this magnitude before, it’s like a war zone,” Sanwo-Olu said during the inspection.
The governor also inspected the Bethlehem Girls College in Abule-Ado, which was completely destroyed by the explosion.
The explosion which occurred on Sunday rocked neighboring areas, with smoke rising into the sky and buildings including properties destroyed.
The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who gave preliminary reports on Sunday said at least 17 bodies have been recovered, while 25 casualties are being treated for injuries from the pipeline explosion.