Three Die, Properties Destroyed as Pipeline Explodes in Lagos
By Ufuoma Egbamuno
The Lagos State Emergency Response Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that three people have died following a pipeline explosion at Ile Epo Ekoro road in the Abule Egba axis of Lagos.
LASEMA DG/CEO Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu said the agency has successfully put out the fire which raged as a result of a pipeline explosion at the Abule Egba, in Alimosho Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement made available to Nigeria Info, the LASEMA boss says the agency “successfully curtailed the inferno” which he insists was caused as a result of “acts of the pipeline vandals.”
According to him, “the valve where the vandalised petroleum products emanated from, had been stopped cutting off supply totally from source at the NNPC Station.”
Also, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) helped to “ease the entire recovery process” as the “supply of the highly inflammable fluid was cut off at source which contributed immensely to curtailing the resultant fire.”
Nigeria Info will bring you more details as they come in.