Many dead, Properties destroyed as pipeline explodes in Ijegun, Lagos state

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A pipeline explosion occurred at Ijegun, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday.

According to reports many People as well as many vehicles and shops have been burnt in the raging fire.

An eyewitness says that the fire was caused by a tanker “near” an oil pipeline, and that the community woke up to this morning to the “sound of an explosion”.

Ijegun, a suburb in Alimosho local government area of Lagos State, was the site of a similar oil pipeline disaster on May 16, 2008, where over a hundred people had died after a bulldozer reportedly struck and ignited an oil pipeline.

Lagos State emergency fire fighters meanwhile are putting out the fire in this latest incident, while assessing the damage done to the community

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