The Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, has assessed the scene of the Abule-Egba pipeline explosion in Lagos State.
“GMD @NNPCgroup Mallam @MKKyari has arrived Abule Egba in Lagos, for on-the-spot assessment of the scene of yesterday’s unfortunate pipeline explosion,” NNPC tweeted.
The explosion, which happened on Sunday night, left three persons dead, while many trucks and houses were burnt.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the explosion was as a result of a vandalised NNPC pipeline in Abule Egba.
Early reports indicated scores of persons were severely injured.
Early reports also said the fire broke out at Ile-Epo Bus Stop along Abeokuta Expressway, spreading instantly to nearby Abule Egba before another explosion was heard in Fagba and Ekoro Road — all densely populated suburbs north of Lagos but several kilometres apart.