The fuel pipeline fire that rocked the Abule Egba area of Lagos late on Sunday and killed a number of persons was finally put out by men from fire service stations from both the Federal and Lagos State governments by 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

The officials from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from Mosimi Sagamu in Ogun State had also finished sealing up of the spot of the ruptured pipeline where the fuel had been stolen 30 minutes earlier.

The fire fighters said that they were leaving the scene having ascertained that there was no more cause for alarm.

The explosion and subsequent fire from the NNPC pipeline had caused pandemonium among the residents with many fleeing to safer locations.

Two bodies have been recovered by LASEMA from the inferno. Further investigation has revealed that the inferno was as a result of activity of pipeline vandals. Hence, two adult males have been confirmed dead, while 11 trucks laden with 40-feet containers were destroyed and about Seven buildings razed so far


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