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6 Dead, Many Injured In Igando Pipeline Explosion

6 Dead, 2 Culprits Arrested Many Injured In Igando Pipeline Explosion
6 Dead, 2 Culprits Arrested Many Injured In Igando Pipeline Explosion

At least six people including children have been confirmed dead, many injured in an early morning pipeline explosion in the Igando area of Lagos State.

According to reports, the pipeline explosion in the Igando area started after vandals vandalized an oil pipeline in the area which led to a fire outbreak that started around 7.45 am Thursday, as thick smoke billowing into the skies, leaving residence of the area to scamper for safety.

A body recovered so far by LASEMA is the remains of one of the victims, an adult male, was said to have gone for holy cleansing in one of the canals at Iyana Odo, Isheri Olofin area of Alimosho when he was burnt to death in the pipeline explosion. The pastor, performing the cleansing exercise, was however lucky as he survived with a slight degree of burnt. He has been taken to the general hospital for treatment.

Rescue team on the way to other points of an explosion as there are many points of an explosion in the area.
The fire is still spreading through the burst pipelines as at the time of this report.

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