(UPDATED)Two die in Lagos pipeline explosion

(UPDATED)Two die in Lagos pipeline explosion


No fewer than two persons died in pipeline explosion which occurred at Gloryland Estate in Isheri Olofin, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos.


The Thursday morning inferno was also affected Diamond Estate along Isheri/Lasu-Igando Road.

It was learnt that a pipeline damaged by vandals at the early hours of the day was responsible for the extensive damage that has created panic in the axis.

Residents were said to have fled to safety when they discovered that the entire Community had been enveloped by thick smoke billowing from the fire scene .

The Spokesman of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor confirmed the death of two persons in the explosion.

He said on arrival, LASEMA Response Team as well as other emergency responders observed that pipelines located within Diamond Estate/Idowu Egba were ruptured and spilling petrol, which resulted to a fire outbreak in 4 points.

He said rescue and recovery operations are ongoing.

He said emergency responders have been deployed to the scene.

“There is an outbreak of fire at the back Diamond Estate along Isheri/Lasu -Igando Road.

“I suspect that the fire must have been caused by pipeline vandalization. I have activated Lagos State Response Plan. All key Stakeholders have moved to the scene”, he said.

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