At least 6 people killed after multiple pipeline explosions rip through Lagos suburb (VIDEOS)
The explosion and subsequent firestorm was reportedly caused by people interfering with a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline that runs through the area, according to eyewitnesses. Two suspects have reportedly been arrested in connection with the incident.
Currently happening at idowu egba bus stop, along lasu Igando road, pipeline burning due to vandalism, Na we dey kill ourselves for this country 😓 pic.twitter.com/C5duZijkK8— M.U.F.A.S.A👑 (@Adeyhinka_) December 5, 2019
Happening right now, NNPC pipeline along Lasu igando road burning, it started right from behind diamond estate. pic.twitter.com/tyMSpD42OL— ojeps (@ogunbodede_john) December 5, 2019
The huge blast and subsequent fire began at roughly 7:45am local time, filling the sky with thick black clouds of smoke above the Diamond Estate along the Isheri/Lasu-Igando Road area of the city.
Fire outbreak at iyana odo, lasu igando road. Check on your loved ones around there pls.😢 pic.twitter.com/CvGeuCfpDV— Chemical Son | MESSIX (@ManLikeBrush_) December 5, 2019
At least six people are feared dead, according to local reports, but there has been no official confirmation of casualties yet. The emergency response operation is still ongoing as the resulting fire spreads throughout the local community.
We’re safe boss!!! Thanks 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/NvhFiWYxgn— Sulola Abodunrin (@sulola_bodunrin) December 5, 2019
JUST IN: Pipeline explosion rocks Isheri-Olofin, Egbe Idimu LCDA. Residents of Diamond, Lanre,Gloryland Estate are the most affected. Details later @trafficbutter@Gidi_Traffic@TrafficChiefNG@SurprisingLagos@SubDeliveryZone@Traffic_Gist@firstname.lastname@example.org/mTSCYxQmnV— Oloruntobi Adejare (@Hasshabie) December 5, 2019
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