Sun. Apr 5th, 2020

Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion Update: Death toll increase to 5, 33 trucks and 11 Houses Burnt Monday morning reported the pipeline explosion which took place on Sunday night at Ile-Ekpo Alhaji area of Abule Egba in Lagos, Nigeria with a death toll data of two and undisclosed numbers of houses, shops and vehicles burnt.

Monday afternoon, the Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed to newsmen that the death toll has risen to five which includes; three male adult, a woman and a little girl.

Dr Osanyintolu also revealed to newsmen that 33 trucks were burnt against the earlier report of 11 as at last night, adding that 11 houses were burnt against the initial seven reported.

Osanyintolu added that three cars, three tricycles and 17 shops were also burnt in the inferno, adding that 20 people who got injured were treated on the spot and released.

Osanyintolu sympathised with the families of the deceased and appealed to citizens to put the safety of their lives first in anything they do. Everyone should strive to explore other legal ways of making it instead of cutting corners, which according to report, the explosion was caused by the illegal activities of pipeline vandals, Osanyintolu discussed.

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