Officials Still Looking for Cause of Explosion in Nigeria
Officials are unable to identify the cause of an explosion that killed at least 15 people in Nigeria, Sunday, March 15, as officials continue to search the wreckage.
READ MORE: An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people and sparking search-and-rescue efforts to save people still trapped in collapsed buildings, emergency officials said.
The explosion in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos was heard several kilometers (miles) away. It destroyed more than 50 buildings, which either collapsed or caught fire, in three different neighborhoods, according to Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.
Fires were spreading to nearby oil pipelines, so there were fears of more damage or explosions. The death toll was expected to rise because residents said some people remained trapped in collapsed buildings.