Here are photos and videos from the Abule Egba pipeline explosion early this morning, which left many cars and houses burnt.
Vandals are reported to have allegedly caused an explosion from the pipelines, which extended to Abule Egba Bus Stop.
It was gathered that men of the fire service arrived in few trucks hours after the fire incident which destroyed many properties in the area.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA’s) response unit in an early morning tweet on Wednesday, December 19, said the explosion occurred due to bunkering activities in the area.
According to LASEMA, the fire was triggered from the bunkering activities contact with an ignitable source. A situation report read;
“The impact resulted in inferno as it ravaged several houses and cars at the incident scene. Lagos Fire Servicemen and LRU firemen are on ground to combat the inferno in order to curtail the further spread to adjoining buildings and also the nearest Filling station,”
See some photos and videos from the scene of the explosion;
Woke up to the devastating news of another fire outbreak at Abule Egba😓 Fire reportedly started from spillage after pipeline was vandalized in the wee hours of today😫
People who had homes, properties high hope for yuletide are now left without hope for today😥#PrayForAbuleEgba pic.twitter.com/t1x6teynn5
— Adetorera👸🏾 (@simply_lanre) December 19, 2018
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
This fire is far too much! We need help of fire safety in Abule Egba and eviron. Right now….
Pls rebroadcast…. The whole area is on fire! pic.twitter.com/S4zucwXVYv
— TEA1 (@Easytop1) December 19, 2018
Abule Egba is on fire! Early this morning by 3am, the fire fighters have been trying to put it out, but to know avail pic.twitter.com/IJzrO958Dx
— José Mourinho (@leospoint01) December 19, 2018
Fire is burning at abule egba pipeline pic.twitter.com/23eWmnemfs
— Godwin (@Godlex25) December 19, 2018