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No lives lost in Abule Egba pipeline explosion – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) has announced that no lives were lost at the explosion which occurred at Abule Egba, Lagos Mainland earlier today, Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Recall that the incident occurred at about 3:00 am when some suspected oil thieves vandalised a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC pipeline, which resulted in massive inferno that destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

Speaking on the incident, the General Manager, LASEMA Adesina Tiamiyu stated that vehicles, houses and other properties were lost during the incident.

Tiamiyu explained that the inferno which ravaged nine streets destroyed 38 vehicles, four tricycles, 71 shops, 30 rooms, 2 blocks of flat and a church auditorium in the area.

He added that a car lot in a petrol station and several vehicles parked in the filling station were destroyed in the fire.

Although the LASEMA boss did not disclose the figure of persons affected but said injured persons have been admitted to the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) and the Agency’s paramedics.

Tiamiyu added that an investigation was ongoing to identify the cause of the explosion and the accurate figures of people affected by the accident.

He assured Lagosians and people residing in the area that the situation was under control and urged people to go about with their usual daily activities without fear.

Furthermore, he appealed to Lagosians to report any suspicious activities in their environments to the state’s emergency toll-free line 112/767 to prevent accidental occurrences.



Idris Aina
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