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TRAGEDY! Over 200 houses gut fire in Lagos pipeline explosion

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There was confusion on Sunday evening when a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded in the Oke-Ode area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State.

The incident was due to the activities of vandals, who allegedly ruptured the pipeline in a bid to steal fuel.

As of the time of filing this report, the estimated value of the properties burnt in the fire incident could not be ascertained.

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.

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