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Explosion In Lagos Kills Many People & Destroys Properties Worth Billions Of Naira

Unic Press UK: An explosion Sunday morning at Abule-Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, a suburb of Lagos in Southwestern region of Nigeria, has killed many people and destroyed properties worth billions of Naira.

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Image credit: Channels TV, Nigeria.

In a tweet, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari said: “Explosions caused by spark that ignited fire from extensively charged atmosphere that emanated from gas cylinder leakages. NNPC pipeline also impacted and ignited. Fire being contained by combined efforts of NNPC, LASG NN and FFS… pipeline fire put off at 11.30 p.m. Maintenance team to move in and repair damaged pipe segment.”

In a statement yesterday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Acting Coordinator of Lagos Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye, said: “From the information given by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service, who are currently on the ground, the implosion is not connected to pipeline but might have occurred in a factory located in the Abule Ado area”, the Voice of Nigeria reports.

With the NNPC/NEMA issuing discordant statements, a thorough investigation is required to establish the precise cause of an explosion of this alarming magnitude.

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