Residents of Ayobo Ipage in Lagos state were awaken to gas explosion on Christmas Eve.

Punch reports the tragic incident happened around 1am on Friday.

The Chairman of Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development, Mrs Bola Shobowale, confirmed the development.

“It is true. It happened around 1 am,” she said.

When asked about the number of casualties, she replied, “I am not in a position to state that. But the explosion is true.”

Residents of the area, who took to social media to seek help, hinted that there are casualties.

However, our correspondent could not immediately confirm that as of the time of filing this report.

One of them, @IamHorlapo, posted, “A year ago, we woke up to a gas explosion in Baruwa. Today, it’s another Pipeline explosion in the same Local Government which has claimed life and property. God, have mercy upon us in this community.”

@iamoliver_may22 added, “Guys, please. My street in Baruwa is burning. Guys, please send help to Baruwa… There is a gas explosion and there is a power line in that area.”