UPDATE : Family of 4, 11 others die in Lagos explosion

The bodies of a family of 4 and 11 other people have been recovered by The National Emergency Management Agency, from the scene of the 

Acting Coordinator of NEMA in Lagos, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye said a couple and their sons were killed in the explosion.

Farinloye said over 50 buildings, including Bethlehem Girls College and a popular hotel, were damaged in the explosion.

His words ;

“The resulting fire later spread to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation oil pipeline passing through the area even though the pipeline had been shut down as a precautionary measure.

“The fire was eventually extinguished about 3.30 p.m. through the combined efforts of officials of the Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, and Nigerian Navy Fire Tender.”

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