Lagos Oil Pipeline Explodes (photos)

Residents flee from their houses in the early hours of Thursday as pipeline along Ijegun axis of Satellite town was gutted by inferno.

There is still contemplation on the main cause of the inferno as fire fighter from the terminal just arrived at the scene, trying to extinguish the fire.

Satellite Town, Lagos is a community and state housing estate located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Amuwo-Odofin local government area of Lagos State.

The community has about 12 tank farms operating in the community, some of which are A.A. RANO, Emadeb Energy, Wosbab, Chipet Nig. Ltd., Star Oil and Gas and Bond Global Energy Ltd. “Others are Mao Petroleum Company, Stallionaire Nig. Ltd., First Deep Water, Menj Oil and Ocean Pride Oil.

It has been alleged that all the tank farms did not have a fire-fighting boat in case of fire in their depots.
Meanwhile, Ibassa Ijegun-Egba Youth Association in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State had pleaded with the state government to remove tank farms from the community, due to incessant fire incidents at the tank farms.

The association’s reaction came against the backdrop of the fire incident that razed an oil tank farm belonging to Stallionaire Oil at Ijegun, Satellite town, Lagos State. As at the time of the report, the fire is yet to be extinguished.

 

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