Two persons are reportedly dead in a multiple pipeline explosion that blazed through Abule-Egba, Lagos on Sunday.
Scores of people were said to have been injured in the inferno.
The explosion has torched many houses and vehicles. The fire that started around Ile-Epo bus stop was said to have stretched to Abule-Egba, Fagba and Ekoro Road.
Confirming the incident, Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso said, “A pipeline fire has been reported at Abule-Egba. LASEMA and other security/emergency agencies has activated its machinery to fight the fire.”
The Lagos State Emergency Response Agency (LASEMA) immediately deployed its response teams to both incident sites.
Lagos State Fire Service Chief Public Affairs Officer Jamiu Dosunmu said three fire stations -Agege, Abesan and Alausa were battling with the fire as at press time.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) General Manager, Mosimi, Depot, Ogun State said they have shut down the line to reduce the intensity of the fire.