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Tension In Lagos as gas pipe leaks

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Abiola Seun      |     

There was pandemonium  at the Eric Moore Road, Surulere, Lagos
yesterday following a gas pipeline that leaked in the area.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon when some of the residents
noticed the leakage near Flour Mills/Bagco area.

Eye witnesses account said as soon as the leakage was noticed, some of
the residents began to run helter-skelter while others alerted their loved ones
about the development.

It was gathered that scores of residents abandoned the area for fear
of the unknown.

However, the Nigeria Gas Marketing Company was said to have isolated
the line while fire services both from state and federal levels were
on the ground to prevent possible explosions in the area as people
were advised to stay away from the area.

At press time, Lagos State Acting Coordinator, National Emergency
Management Agency NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident
said the situation has been brought under control and responders have
dispersed from the scene.

He said, “The line has been having issues before now as the scene has
been excavated while the valves are exposed,”

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