LAGOS, Nigeria

At least 16 people were killed and more than one hundred homes burnt when a gas pipeline exploded Sunday in Nigeria’s capital.

Ibrahim Farinloye, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told Anadolu Agency that 16 bodies had been recovered hours after the explosion, which was triggered when a truck hit some gas cylinders at a gas processing plant near Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline in Abule-Ado, a densely populated area of Lagos.

“We’ve evacuated 16 bodies so far. Over 100 houses were burnt. The scene is bad,” Farinloye said.

Emergency officials are still recovering bodies

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