A pipeline explosion has occurred at the Abule-Ado area around Festac town in Amuwo Odofin local govt area of Lagos state.
The massive blast has reportedly rocked neighbouring areas, sparking a massive blaze that has destroyed nearby buildings including a school.Plumes of smoke have been seen rising into the sky.
An eyewitness said that a tipper offloading sand caught fire, which spread to a nearby pipeline, triggering the blast.
The director-general of LASEMA Dr Femi Osanyintolu confirmed that the pipeline had earlier been vandalized by unknown persons. Many nearby houses have been destroyed by the blaze while the explosion damaged buildings around the area and its environs.