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Pipeline Explodes As High Tension Cables Fall In Lagos State

Explosions are common in the pipeline corridor.

 

A pipeline has exploded in the Egbeda area of Lagos State on Friday morning.

The incident happened at Isale Odo, LASU/Isheri Road. There were no casualties have been confirmed.

But men of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), security officials, firefighters, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were at the scene of the incident.

The explosion was due to the collapse of some high tension cables. Eyewitnesses say the fire started after the electricity cables collapsed, leading to electric sparks around the area.

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Officials say the explosion is no threat to the public.

 

The sparks were said to have gotten to a spilled content of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) around the area, thus triggering the explosion.

South-West Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said the explosion does not pose any threat to the public. But residents of Igando, Idimu axis are strongly advised to observe serious safety precautions due to the collapse of high tension poles that emanated from Egbin Hydropower Station, he added.

The line came in from Ikorodu across Ikeja and other areas. Power service agencies especially the Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKEDC) and others are trying to isolate the 330 line for safety reasons, the NEMA boss noted.

 

officials at the scene of the incident.

 

Spillage is a common occurrence in the pipeline corridor due to the activities of vandals.

Emmanuel Egobiambu

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