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Lagos Fire Explosions Occur When Truck Hits Gas Cylinders – NNPC

BY LEVI JOHNSON

The blast of fire explosion that rocked the Abule Ado area of Lagos State which destroyed over 100 building was caused by a gas explosion, says Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Dr Kennie Obateru, the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of NNPC on Sunday said that the blast occurred after a truck hit some gas cylinders stacked in a gas processing plant located near the corporation’s System 2B pipeline right of way.

According to him, the preliminary findings indicated that the impact of the explosion was huge that it led to the collapse of nearby houses and damaged some NNPC pipelines.

”When the corporation heard about the explosion, it halted ongoing pumping operation on the Atlas Cove-Mosimi pipeline which was active at the time of the incident, while efforts are being made to curtail the fire,” said Obateru.

READ ALSO: Watch How Fire Explosions Destroy Over 100 Buildings At Abule Ado, Lagos

He urged members of the public and residents of the affected communities to remain calm, adding that the temporary shutdown of the petroleum products pipeline would not affect the normal supply of products to Lagos and its environs.

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