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Breaking: Tension in Lagos as pipeline explosion shake buildings

“The roof of our building is off and a nearby school is on fire,” a FESTAC resident told TheCable over the phone.

An early morning pipeline explosions in Lagos has left residents shaken in fear.

The explosion which happened in Abule Egba area of Lagos was heard even by residents of neighbouring state, Ogun.

Residents of Surulere, Ijegun, Ikotun, Egbeda, Abule Ado, Okota, Isheri Olofin, FESTAC, Satellite Town said they were affected by the explosion.

“The roof of our building is off and a nearby school is on fire,” a FESTAC resident told TheCable over the phone.

A resident of Egbeda said: “I was relaxing in the sitting room after returning from the church. Suddenly, I heard a loud bang and the doors shook like they were going to fall.”

The cause is yet to be known but an official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) told TheCable that a pipeline exploded around Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of the state.

The Federal Fire Service tweeted that its men are making efforts to get information on the incident.

“We are in touch with our men in Fire Stations around Badagry and Festac, we are trying to gather more information as regards the reported explosion in Lagos State, Nigeria. We are on it,” the service tweeted.

No casualty yet as of the time of writing this report.

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