Another black Sunday in Lagos as fire outbreak hits Agboju near Abule Ado

Another black Sunday in Lagos as fire outbreak hits Agboju near Abule Ado

A report by Vanguard indicates that there is a fire outbreak in Agboju, which is close to FESTAC, Amuwo Odofin local government area in Lagos state on Sunday, March 22.

Although details are still sketchy as the time of filing this report the cause of the fire outbreK could not be determined, according to the Nigerian Tribune.

This fire incident is coming not more than a week after an explosion rocked some communities in Lagos destroying many houses and other property.

The explosion affected communities like Ijegun, Ikotun, Egbeda, Abule Ado, Okotoa, Isheri Olofin, FESTAC, and the popular Satellite Town.

Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, reacted to the explosion at Abule Ado area of Lagos state which left many dead and others injured in the early hours of Sunday, March 15.

Another black Sunday in Lagos as fire outbreak hits Agboju near Abule Ado

Fire outbreak hits Agboju near Abule Ado
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In a thread of tweets posted via his official Twitter handle on Monday, March 16, Sanwo-Olu said condolences to everyone affected by the gas explosion.

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He said his government is working with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other relevant agencies to ameliorate the plight of the victims.

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In other news, pipeline vandals are not responsible for the explosions which occurred in Lagos NEMA has said.

NEMA clarified that the explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis of Lagos state was not caused by a disruption of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the explosion was caused instead by activities at a factory in the area.

Meanwhile, more details available to Legit.ng show that a man, who is described as his parents' only son, and his wife, said to be an only daughter, were killed in the Abule Ado explosion. The couple, according to their neighbours, got married two years ago.

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Ganiyu Olayiwola, who is the head of the federal fire service in Lagos state, confirmed that four people died in the incident that shook some parts of the state. Photographs available to Legit.ng showed rescuers and government officials at the scene evacuating the remains of the couple amid tears and wailing by neighbours.

This medium also obtained photographs of the wreckage of houses and vehicles affected by the explosion, whose cause is yet to be revealed by the authorities. For those who escaped unhurt, many lost their belongings with some said to be left with nothing other than the clothes they wore at the time of the incident.

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