Lagos explosion: Principal Henrietta Alokha saves students, dies at Bethlehem Girls College

Lagos explosion: Principal Henrietta Alokha saves students, dies at Bethlehem Girls College

- The principal of Bethlehem Girls College laid down her life for her students when a pipeline exploded in the Abule Ado community of Lagos

- The principal identified as Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha rescued all her students before the roof of the collapsing building fell on her

- The explosion also claimed other lives and injured many other people

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Tragedy struck on Sunday morning, March 15, after a pipeline exploded in the Abule Ado community of Lagos, killing several people and injuring many others.

The explosion affected Bethlehem Girls College and claimed the life of the school principal, Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha, Express Information reports.

Lagos explosion: Principal saves students, dies in building of Bethlehem Girls College

Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha. Photo credit: Express Information
Source: UGC

YEN.com.gh gathers that videos that captured the students of the boarding school being evacuated from the scene of the explosion went viral.

Eyewitnesses stated that Alokha was inside the building saving the students who were trapped in the building.

The roof of the collapsing building was said to have fallen on the principal after she succeeded in rescuing all the students of the school.

A man, who is described as his parents' only son, and his wife, said to be an only daughter, were also killed in the explosion.

The couple, according to their neighbours, got married two years ago.

Ganiyu Olayiwola, who is the head of the federal fire service in Lagos state, confirmed that four people died in the incident that shook some parts of the state. He also said the incident affected many houses.

Photographs available shows rescuers and government officials at the scene evacuating the remains of the couple amid tears and wailing by neighbours.

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