School Children Among the Dead in Lagos Explosion

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and 25 others rescued after an explosion and subsequent fire in the Abule Ado area of Lagos, emergency management officials have said. At least 50 buildings were damaged and hundreds are now homeless after the blast, which  the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says happened when a truck hit some gas cylinders in the area.

At least 17 people died and scores of others suffered varying degrees of injuries in an explosion in Lagos on March 15, 2020.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.