There is an early morning pipeline explosion in Ijegun-Ikotun area of Lagos State, causing a raging fire that has reportedly claimed many lives and property.
The cause of the early morning fire is not known. Also, the precise time of the explosion is still being investigated.
However, eye witnesses say that residents were still sleeping at the time of the explosion.
Firefighters are battling to put the raging fired under control as at press time.
Images on the the social media show people scampering for safety.
The number of people and property affected couldn’t be ascertained as at the time of compiling this report.
However, it appears that the fire may have subsided given a post by another social media user following the fire outbreak.
See the post below:
Ijegun right now..
The pipe line has busted again.
We thank God the fire has reduced. The road to ijegun has been blocked for now
Let's pray for those staying around pipeline and stay safe
But chill did did guy say"what is all this onomatopoeia? "???????? pic.twitter.com/jEW1k1Ddir
— Dogara❤ (@keeng_david) July 4, 2019