The dead toll at the recent multiple pipeline explosion, which occured around 8pm at Abule-Egba, may have increased to two.
According to reports, the explosion started around Ile-Epo and spread to Abule-Egba, Fagba and Ekoro roads, burning houses, vehicles and leaving many injured.
Residents of that area have fled their houses as a result of the razing fire, while neighbouring residents are alerted and ready to flee should the fire get to their area.
The Nation reported the statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Gbenga Omotoso who mobilised emergency response team and first responders, who said:
“A pipeline fire has been reported at Abule-Egba.
“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other security/emergency agencies have activated their machinery to fight the fire.”
Jamiu Dosunmu, Lagos State Fire Service Public Affairs Officer, disclosed that fire stations at Agege, Abesan and Alausa have all set out to control the explosion.
Although the cause of the explosion is yet undetermined, it was said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Ogun State “shut down the line to reduce the intensity of the fire.” The Nation reported.