Rev. Sr Henrietta Alokha, the Principal of Bethlehem High School Abule Ado in Lagos and one other female staff of the school have died as a result of the explosion.
Late Rev. Sr. Alokha died trying to rescue all the children under her care from the fire but died in the process.
Many more people are still buried in the rubbles as rescue mission is being intensified while firefighters are working to put out the inferno.
The acting coordinator of the Lagos territorial office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told the News Agency of Nigeria that the explosion may not have come from a pipeline but from a factory in the area.