A pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded Sunday evening in the Oke-Odo area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State.
The explosion was suspected to be due to the activities of vandals who allegedly ruptured the pipeline in a bid to steal fuel.
The estimated value of the properties burnt in the fire incident has not yet been ascertained.
However, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke Osanyintolu, said, “There is a fire incident at Oke-Odo. We are already coordinating.”
Also, the Director-General, Lagos State Fire Service, Magaret Adeseye, said three fire service station had been deployed in the area to curtail the fire incident, adding that no casualty had been recorded.
“Yes, a fire incident is ongoing. Three of our stations are present at the scene of the fire incident. The fire is still on, but under control, we deployed Agege, Alausa and one other fire stations to the area. The cause of the fire incident is still under investigation, no casualty has been recorded for now.”
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