Lagos gives update on pipeline fire


The Lagos State government on Monday brought the public up to date on the pipeline explosion that ravaged some communities in Agbado-Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of the State on Sunday night.

According to the State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr  Femi Oke-Osayintolu, the incident left five residents dead while 150 people, including children were displaced.

“The buildings affected are a storey building at No 18 Musa Erimo Street and four buildings, including a storey building and three bungalows on No 1, 2, 7 and 20, Joel Nnadede Street in Ekoro. Also, on Hamed Sodiq Street, a two-storey building on No 2 and two bungalows on No 4 and No 8 were affected, while on the NNPC power line road, three bungalows at Nos 45, 47 and 49 were razed.

“Seventeen shops and 39 vehicles including 33 trucks, three cars and three tricycles were also affected. We will continue to keep members of the public abreast with updates,” The Nation quoted him as saying.

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