AROUND 9 am on Sunday, scores of people were reported to be running for dear life in Abule Ado area of Festac, Lagos, after a pipeline explosion destroyed buildings and properties, and leaving many injured.
It was gathered that several houses including churches were touched and a boarding school, Bethlehem Girls College, located in the area, was also affected.
Several footage of the incident have been shared across social media.
In some of the video clips, now making rounds on Twitter, students from Bethlehem Girls College can be seen being rescued by Good Samaritans through the school’s fence and some were soaked in blood.
The school had some boarding students within its premises as at the time of the explosion. Unfortunately, there are strong indications that many of the casualties were recorded in the school.
Videos on Twitter also show some of the students running for safety, away from the school. Some men within the vicinity of the school mobilized and went about the rescue mission, long before any intervention from official emergency responders.