The Lagos State Government has asked residents of affected buildings in the Abule Ado area of the city where a deadly explosion occurred on Sunday morning to evacuate the place.

The massive explosion led to the death of over 17 persons and destruction of over 50 buildings.

Speaking with journalists at the scene of the incident on Wednesday morning, deputy governor of Lagos, Dr Babafemi Hamzat, pleaded with the residents to evacuate the area pending the conclusion of operations by emergency agencies.