The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has on Wednesday, said two people were confirmed dead and 30 vehicles burnt in the Ijegun, Lagos pipeline explosion.
The Agency’s spokesman explained that the explosion occurred when security agencies obstructed the vandals in the act, leading to the unfortunate aftermath and that the total loss of properties would be determined at the end of the ongoing firefighting operation.
He said, “On arrival of the LRT at the scene of the incident, it was gathered that some vandals were engaged in illegal bunkering activities at Fire Junction, Ijegun, within the vicinity where NNPC pipelines were buried.
“The actual loss will be determined upon conducting post disaster enumeration after the fire has been put out.”
The spokesman for LASEMA also noted that the Lagos State Fire Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the police were all at the scene to help.
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