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Monday, 20 January 2020

2 Feared Dead, About 200 Houses Hazed In Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion

2 Feared Dead, About 200 Houses Hazed In Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion


Two people were feared dead, and last night about 200 houses were razed in multiple pipeline explosions in Lagos State's Abule Egba town.

The fire, which began around Ile-Epo bus stop at around 8 pm, was said to have spread to Abule-Egba, Fagba and Ekoro roads, according to sources.

Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion: 2 feared dead, about 200 houses destroyed In a swift reaction Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos State Information and Strategy Commissioner, said:

"A fire was registered on a pipeline at Abule-Egba. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other emergency / security agencies activated their fire-fighting equipment. "LASEMA response teams and other first responders were mobilized.

People had been seen fleeing their homes as the fire illuminated the night sky, reports The Newspaper.

Many living afar said they kept watchful and ready to evacuate if the fire spread to their areas.

Lagos State Fire Service Public Affairs Officer Jamiu Dosunmu said three fire stations were battling to control the fire in Age, Abesan and Alausa.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) shut down  down the line in Ogun State to reduce the intensity of the fire.

The cause of the fire could not be immediately confirmed, but residents suspect pipeline vandalism.

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