Henrietta Alokha, the principal of Bethelem High School in Abule Ado, has died while saving her students from the gas pipeline fire that engulfed the Lagos satellite town Sunday morning.
Bethlehem High School, a girls’ Catholic school and is one of the buildings hit by the disaster that occurred on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Lagos.
“We have just received the news of the demise of Rev. Sr Henrietta Alokha, Principal of Bethlehem High School Abule Ado involved in the petrol pipeline explosion that occurred earlier today,” an e-mailed statement to The Trent signed by Vincent Iwueze, the secretary of Worthy.
“Late Rev. Sr Henrietta Alokha is the younger sister of Our Worthy Advocate WB Anslem Alokha.
“Late Rev. Sr. Henrietta Alokha rescued all the children under her care from the pipeline fire and could not make it herself,” the statement read further.
11 Bodies Recovered From Abule Ado Gas Pipeline Explosion Site – Official
A total of eleven bodies have so far been recovered from the scene of the Abule Ado gas pipeline explosion in Lagos State.
This information was provided to the press on Sunday, March 15, 2020 by Femi Oke-Osanyintiolu, the boss of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA.
“With the rescue process in top gear, more bodies are likely to be recovered,” he is quoted as saying. “Remote, immediate cause of explosion yet to be ascertained, still under investigation.”
“Several injured victims currently receiving medical attention. Some due to shock,” Dr. Oke-Osanyintiolu said.
The residents of the satellite town in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos are still in shock after a gas pipeline exploded in the early hours of Sunday.
God! The Explosion is more serious than alot of people thought 💔 This is Disheartening
Abule Ado /Festac pic.twitter.com/QJtVleNJwK
— Daybor (@Daybor) March 15, 2020
Affected buildings in the area includes a girls’ Catholic school, Bethlehem Girls College. The school was instituted by Holy Family Catholic Church FESTAC Town.
Social media users have shared videos of the students of the school being rescued by being taken over a fence by men in the community.
Some of the girls were bloodied. Women could be seen wailing in the video.