President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message to sympathised with victims of the Abule-Ado explosion and the the government of Lagos State over the tragedy on Sunday.
President Buhari expressed deep shock at the losses describing it as unfortunate.
“I have received with sadness the news of this unfortunate incident which caused the loss of lives and property.
A misfortune of whatever scale anywhere is a tragedy to the country, and while the NNPC makes efforts to determine the cause of the incident, I send my deepest and profound sympathies to the victims, their families, government and people of Lagos State,” he said.
The blast, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was caused by a human error.
The corporation, in a statement, added that the blast occurred after a truck hit some gas cylinders stacked in a gas processing plant located near the corporation’s System 2B pipeline right of way.
According to the Spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, no fewer than 15 bodies have been recovered and efforts are ongoing to rescue victims trapped under caved-in structures.