Another oil pipeline explosion outskirt of Lagos

firemen battle an oil pipeline fire in Lagos

File photo: oil pipeline fire

File photo:  oil pipeline fire
File photo: oil pipeline fire

Another pipeline explosion occurred early Sunday along Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) network at Arepo, Ogun State, on the outskirt of Lagos.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the Public Relations Officer, National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) South West, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to Farinloye, some vandals ruptured the PPMC/NNPC Pipelines network at Arepo around 5.20 a.m. and their unpatriotic act resulted in an explosion “with heavy billowing fireballs.

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“Pipeline fire fighting experts from NNPC have been mobilised. Supplies have been stopped and valves locked up immediately.

“We can’t confirm if there are casualties or not; we just planning to get into the place.”

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