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Breaking News:- MANY FEARED DEAD AS PIPE LINE CAUGHT FIRE IN LAGOS;

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Breaking News:- The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu declared that oil bunkerers purposely started the fire that broke out at Ijegun, Lagos, today. Information reaching us on what caused the fire incident, the LASEMA GM said the vandalizers stormed the area to siphon petrol but were engaged by security agencies who tried to arrest them. They therefore started the fire to stop the security agencies from apprehending them. Speaking at the place of the incident, he said, “As LRT got to the place of the incident, it was gathered that some vandals were engaged in bunkering activities at Fire Junction, Ijegun within the area where NNPC pipeline was installed. The vandals had already siphoned petrol into a 33,000 litres tanker while a second tanker of the same capacity was being loaded when security agencies suddenly interrupted them. “As they were trying to escape, some of the fuel spilled into the drainage and the vandals were said to have set the spilled fuel on fire in a way to distract the security agencies from arresting them.   “The fire then went back to the pipeline point where the vandals spilled the fuel and exploded with fire which led to two storages and more than 35 vehicles burnt, eight persons were also injured.   “The total lost will be determined upon conducting post-disaster enumeration after the fire is put off. Aiders at the place of incident include the Federal Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos Fire Service And Nigeria Police Authority.

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