Fire Outbreak Rocks Idimu, Lagos As Another Petrol Tanker Skids Off The Road [Photos]

There has been a fire outbreak early this morning at a petroleum pipeline in Idimu area of Lagos state when a tanker fully loaded with diesel exploded.

The fire which started around 1.00 am was caused when a heavily loaded tanker reportedly ran into a building resulting in burning of several houses and properties.

The fire which spread across the pipeline engulfed Ejigbo axis where the pipe was laid.

PHOTOS: Explosion Rocks Idimu Pipeline

Some residents started moving out their properties while some left their houses and properties scampering for safety.

The fire service men in a swift response from various units across the state were moving towards the area to put out the fire. However, the fire was eventually put out around 6.00 am.

According a resident the possibility of leakages and bunkering are not ruled out as causes of the explosion.

Along the Ejigbo-Idumu axis there have been leakages where the pipe was laid for the past three years incessantly. The leakages have spread to houses in Ejigbo, Idimu and Isheri Olofin areas.

The wells in those areas have been polluted due to the leakages leaving the residents with no water.

As at the time of this news there is no report of casualty and damages.

See more photos from the explosion below:

PHOTOS: Explosion Rocks Idimu Pipeline

PHOTOS: Explosion Rocks Idimu Pipeline

PHOTOS: Explosion Rocks Idimu Pipeline

PHOTOS: Explosion Rocks Idimu Pipeline

In a related development, several shops and vehicles were destroyed by fire 3 days ago when a tanker loaded with fuel swerved off a bridge in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos exploded.

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