Causality figure in Sunday’s Abule Egba, Lagos pipeline fire has increased from two to five.
The fire followed an explosion from a ruptured the pipelines of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by vandals to scoop petrol.
The fire which occurred at 8.00pm on Sunand has displaced scores of residents.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, announced that five fatalities involving three adult males, one female and a five-year-old child were recorded.He said no fewer than 20 people who sustained minor injuries had been taken to the hospital for treatment, adding that the incident had displaced about 150 people.
“Five fatalities including three adult males, one adult female and a five-year-old child were discovered.
“Also, 20 people were treated for minor injuries, while 150 people including children were displaced.
“The buildings affected are a storey building at No 18 Musa Erimo Street and four buildings, including a storey building and three bungalows on No 1, No 2, No 7 and No 20, Joel Nnadede Street, in Ekoro.
“Also, on Hamed Sodiq Street, a two-storey building on No 2 and two bungalows on No 4 and No 8 were affected, while on the NNPC power line road, three bungalows on No 45, No 47 and No 49 were razed.
“17 shops and 39 vehicles including 33 trucks, three cars and three tricycles were also affected,” he said.
Oke-Osanyintolu promised to update the public on the incident