Explosion rocks Idumota, Lagos; banger fingered as cause

UPDATE: The National Emegency Management Agency (NEMA), has confirmed this morning’s powerful explosion that rocked two buildings on Lagos Island, a densely populated part of Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos State.

Mr. Yushau Shuaib, NEMA Head of Media and Publicity, in a statement said the agency “has mobilized response agencies and volunteers to an explosion in a building suspected to be loaded with ‘knockouts’ in Jankara area of Lagos”

He added that “Search and Rescue officers of NEMA, are having a hectic time to reach the place due to traffic and crowds.”

A look at the pictures of the shattered building makes it astonishing, the kind of ‘knockouts’ that are so powerful, to cause such destruction.

NEMA concluded by saying it was on top of the situation.

Earlier report…

About four buildings are believed to have been affected by the explosion.

An explosion has occurred at the Idumota area of Lagos.

The explosion is believed to have affected four buildings. There is no casualty report yet.

Initial reports indicate that the explosion started from a building where packs of bangers, meant for sale, were kept.

Details later…

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  1. k2012 Reply

    Explosion rock three to four buildings as a result of Knockouts ?.

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