The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Nosa Okunbur, has confirmed the death of a yet-to-be-identified person in the fire incident that occured at Diamond Estate/Idowu Egba area of Lagos.
But AN24.net learnt that two persons died in the explosion. One person was said to have been burnt beyond recognition
Speaking on the incident, he said, “upon arrival of the LASEMA Response Team as well as other emergency responders at the incident scene , it was observed that pipelines located within Diamond Estate / Idowu Egba was ruptured and spilling petrol which resulted in a fire outbreak at four points .
Okunbor confirmed that an adult male was burnt to death but rescue and recovery operations are ongoing.
It was reported that the fire incident was caused by suspected vandals who ruptured the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation ’s pipeline in the area.