Lagos Witness a massive bang of explosion on Sunday in Abule-Ado Area of the Festac town, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos. The sound of the blast which was had in more than 10 kilometres away from the spot of the explosion, destroyed houses, schools and churches, claiming more than 15 lives at list from the record so far.
The director-general of LASEMA Dr Femi Osanyintolu confirmed that the pipeline had earlier been vandalized by unknown persons.
The Lagos State Fire Service says there are buildings on fire in Ado Soba, Abule-Ado, and Amuwo-Odo.
The chairman of the local government area, mister Valentine Buraimoh told Channels Television on the phone that some children have been rescued from the collapsed school building.
On his part, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has condemned the pipeline explosion, which reportedly killed 15 persons.
He commiserated with families and relations of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate occurrence.
In a statement Sunday night by his Media Office signed by Tunde Rahman, Asiwaju Tinubu said all those who had a hand in the unfortunate incident must be punished no matter how highly placed.
He said: “This tragedy should not have happened. Those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident did not deserve to die so gruesomely.
“I strongly condemn this incident. I commiserate with families and relations of those who died. I also sympathize with those who lost their valued property.
“In their memories and in order to avert similar occurrence in future, the authorities must get to the root of this incident and curb incessant pipeline explosion in the area.
“All those who had a hand in this explosion, including those who acted in ways to put lives at risk and hard-earned possessions in jeopardy, must be punished, no matter how highly-placed they may be.”