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BREAKING: NNPC pipeline explodes as flames rage in Abule Egba, Lagos; residents flee (Video)



Pipeline explosion has rocked Oke-Ode area of Abule Egba, Lagos State on Sunday evening belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

It was gathered that the suspected cause of the fire incident was due to the activities of vandals, who allegedly ruptured the pipeline in a bid to steal fuel.According to eye witnesses, Over 200 buildings are believed to have been gutted by the fire as it spread to u turn, Katagwa and Ilepo areas and is said to still be spreading.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Oluwafemi Okeosanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said, “There is a fire incident at Oke-Odo. We are already coordinating.”

Also, the Director-General, Lagos State Fire Service, Magret Adeseye, said three fire service stations had been deployed in the area to curtail the fire, 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 station to the area. The cause of the fire incident is still under investigation, no casualty has been recorded for now.”