Pictures: 3 dead, houses, trucks burnt in Lagos NNPC pipeline fire

Three persons, including a minor, were confirmed dead in a pipeline explosion at Ile Epo, Abule Egba Area of Lagos State on Sunday.

Many houses were also burnt when the pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded.

The pipeline fire was however put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency responders.

The Lagos State Government announced this in a tweet on Monday.

Recall that there was panic in the Ekoro area of Abule Egba of Lagos State around 8 pm on Sunday when a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation exploded.

“After several hours of intense fire fighting by the combined teams of Lagos fire and other agencies, the fire at Ile Epo Ekoro Road, Abule-Egba Inwards Baruwa in Alimosho Local Government Area was successfully put out,” the LASG tweeted at 10.46 am on Monday.

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