Explosion Rocks Parts of Festac Town in Lagos

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An explosion caused havoc to buildings and residents of Abule-Ado area around Festac town in Amuwo Odofin Local Government area of Lagos State.

The massive blast occurred Sunday and created impacts that destroyed nearby buildings including a school.

The aftershocks of the explosion was felt in Okota, about 16 kilometres away from Festac.

Plumes of smoke have been seen rising into the sky, but our correspondent on the scene says the area has been cordoned off.

The director-general of LASEMA Dr Femi Osanyintolu confirmed that the pipeline had earlier been vandalized by unknown persons.

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Many nearby houses have been destroyed by the blaze while the explosion damaged buildings around the area and its environs.

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 pressmen on the phone that some children have been rescued from the collapsed school building.

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