Some of them even scampered after hearing the loud explosion, out of fear that it was a bomb blast.
Videos on Twitter show thick black clouds billowing from the scene of the accident. At least, this is the second major pipeline explosion that has rocked Lagos since the beginning of 2020.
It is not exactly clear, at this point, if there were any casualties involved in the explosion. However, it has been confirmed that many houses have been destroyed by the inferno. Eyewitnesses have continued to share images and videos showing the aftermath of the explosion, including this one by Mayowa Olagunju:
Confirming the explosions, the Federal Service took to its Twitter page advising resident to stay away from the affected site.
The agency assured that its men are on ground to ascertain the cause of the explosion.
The post reads: “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 explosions in Lagos State, Nigeria. We are on it.
“Our men are on ground. steer clear of the area. Be safe out there, Safety is not negotiable.”
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