Two persons have been confirmed dead in a pipeline explosion had occurred on Thursday, in Ijegun, a satellite town in Lagos.
According to reports, 30 vehicles were burnt in the explosion.
Confirming the incident, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Oke-Osanyetolu, said;
“While trying to escape from the security agencies, some of the siphoned fuel spilled into the drainage and the vandals were alleged to have set the spilled fuel on fire in a bid to deter the security agencies from apprehending them.
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“The fire then spread back to the pipeline, the point where the vandals had siphoned the fuel and exploded with escalating fire, which led to two fatalities and over 30 vehicles burnt.
“The actual loss will be determined upon conducting post-disaster enumeration after the fire has been put out.
“Responders at the scene include Lagos State Fire Service, Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),” he added.