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04 Jul 2019 | 09:59 AM UTC

Nigeria: Pipeline explosion in Lagos July 4

Nigeria News Alert

A pipeline in Lagos state explodes on July 4, killing at least two people

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Lagos

Event

According to local sources, at least two people were killed following a pipeline explosion in Lagos State on Thursday, July 4. The explosion took place along the Ijegun axis located in the Satellite town district of Lagos. An unspecified number of injuries have also been reported. Nearby buildings and shops were also burnt. The death toll is likely to rise in the coming hours as officials investigate the incident. Security forces have been deployed in the area. Traffic disruptions are also expected. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and anticipate business and service disruptions in the vicinity of the explosion.

 

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