A pipeline explosion occurred at Ijegun, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday, with two unidentified bodies, as well as many vehicles and shops burnt in a raging fire.
It was gathered that some suspected bunkerers were on their way out of the area after scooping fuel from a vandalised pipeline when one of their tankers fell and spilled fuel.
The spilled fuel was said to have ignited the fire as residents scamper for safety abandoning their homes.
As of the time of this report, the number of casualties and burnt properties could not be ascertained, as the flames prevented people from gaining access to the area.
An eyewitness, Babajide Lawal, said the noise of the explosion woke the residents, adding that casualties have been recorded.
Lawal said, “There is fire incident at Ijegun Last Bus Stop, in fact, no one can move near the place because the whole area is burning. What woke us up was the sound of the explosion and when we came out to observe what happened, we saw the fire burning everywhere.”