Abule Ado : Death toll hits 20 as LASEMA finds mores bodies

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has given the latest situation report on Sunday’s explosion at Abule Ado.

The blasts affected surrounding areas including Festac, Amuwo Odofin, Satellite Town and Alakija.

An inhabitant in Igando, Lagos State University (LASU) edge, disclosed to NAN that he heard the sound of the explosion.

In a report on Tuesday, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA Director-General, said search and rescue exercises were all the while progressing.

“The response groups recuperated 3 bodies from the scene today, bringing the total fatalities to 20. An aggregate of 57 individuals were saved; 47 of whom have been released while 10 are still receiving treatment for minor and major injuries.”

He noticed that the episode scene stays live and that Julius Berger and CCECC have joined efforts in the rescue process.

The DG affirmed that the fire has been extinguished, including that damaged pipelines are being fixed by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The agency appealed to residents to stay calm and keep away from the scene.

“A help desk has been set up in the area for people trying to trace anyone missing or those in need of temporary shelter at the LASEMA relief camp inIgando”, it included.

Oke-Osanyintolu asked Lagosians to keep cooperating with emergency responders.

Meanwhile, Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been censured for taking photos of the disaster to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Buhari has additionally been attacked for not visiting the scene after 48 hours.