The explosion happened at Abule Ado and about 17 lives were lost to it on Sunday morning. 15th of March, 2020. Lagos state government has vowed to start a thorough investigation to actually know what triggered the explosion as the governor himself sympathizes with the victims.
The governor took to his IG page to share the update and sympathizes with the victims of the explosion, he wrote;
“Today is indeed a sad day for residents of Abule-ado and environs, and for all Lagosians.
I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to victims of the explosion that erupted earlier yesterday morning and left burning buildings, collapsed structures, and loss of lives in its wake.
We will conduct thorough investigations to get to the root of this tragedy.
All relevant agencies are fully on ground to put out fires, search for victims trapped in the rubble and administer first aid where necessary.
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has also been instructed to immediately distribute personal safety equipments, like face and nose protection masks to first responders, safety workers and residents of the affected area.
I hereby urge residents in the area to maintain a safe distance from the disaster scene, to avoid inhaling polluted air, and to please allow the emergency workers carry out their duties.
May the souls of those who lost their lives Rest In Peace. Amen.”
According to the NNPC spokesperson, he said the explosion occurred because two trucks collided with some gas cylinders at a gas processing plant which is near the area where the explosion killed 17 people.