There is a developing situation in Abule Egba area of Lagos as regards a pipeline explosion in the early hours of Wednesday, December 19, 2018 that has engulfed cars and houses.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident which occurred at Oko Oba road, around Tipper Garage, Agege, resulted from oil spillage from a tanker.
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Vandals were said to have taken over the spillage area and while bunkering activities were ongoing, the area became engulfed in flames.
Oil bunkers cause huge fire outbreak in Abule Egba (3am, 19/12/2018). Fire is still on. Houses, cars, shops gone while human casualties are yet to be confirmed. Pleading with authorities to double up efforts to put off this fire & keep innocent people safe pic.twitter.com/4lR8wYPdt8
Men of the fire service are currently at the incident ground to curb the explosion so it doesn’t extend to a nearby petrol station.
Situation report regarding the oil spillage at Tipper Garage Bus Stop Abule Egba
On arrival at the incident scene, the spillage from what appears to be bunkering activities came in contact with an ignitable source.
The impact resulted in inferno as it ravaged houses and cars.
— LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) December 19, 2018
More details to follow soon