VIDEO: Gas pipeline explodes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

VIDEO: Gas pipeline explodes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway


A gas pipeline burst and reportedly exploded Wednesday morning around the Magboro area on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

An official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Kehinde Hamzat, confirmed this.

“We have a case of gas pipeline explosion around Punch Newspaper, Magboro.

“The pipeline got bursted while men of Julius Berger, the construction company working on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, were escavating a surface for worksite. This has led to a standstill traffic situation on both sections of the expressway.

“Motorists are advised not to panic as professionals are being contacted to take care of the situation.

“People who have time-bound activities may explore alternative routes and for those who can postpone their trips, let us endeavor to do so while the situation gets controlled,”

Hamzat, who is the FRSC Corridor Commander, Lagos-Ibadan-Egbeda Corridor, said.

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