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36 Houses Razed in Idimu, Lagos as Tanker Transporting Diesel is Involved in Accident



A tanker transporting diesel around 12:30 a.m on Saturday in the Idimu area of Lagos fell close to a petroleum pipeline. A fire broke out, and 36 houses were subsequently razed.

According to PM News, none of the residents living around the affected area were hurt, as they were able to leave their houses on time as the fire was raging.

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Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode visited the scene:

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You will recall that a fire involving a petrol tanker occurred in Iyana Ipaja earlier this week.

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  1. EllesarisEllendil

    June 7, 2015 at 3:17 am

    If I say build more pipelines and make Pipeline vandalism punishable by death, people will say I’m overreacting. So sad! the government should in addition to compensating the victims, buy smaller ships to haul some to our other ports and up the niger, load some on trains.

    The over-concentration on Lagos will continue to lead to bad news like this.

    I am thankful nobody was hurt this time, but Nigeria should learn to be proactive and not wait for the damage to be done first.

  2. Pretty girl

    June 7, 2015 at 4:13 am

    At least thank God that no lives were lost.

  3. BlueEyed

    June 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Mr Governor sir, we hope one year from now you will still be visiting the “scenes”???

    • Sekinat

      June 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Instead of you to say we hope there would be no more “scenes”

  4. Bruness

    June 7, 2015 at 6:51 am

    in all I bless God no life was lost, better properties were razed than humans roasted.

  5. Ba

    June 7, 2015 at 7:28 am

    The Lagos transport magt need to wake up. They should be blame for all these disaster.

  6. shaneldyke

    June 7, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Na wa oh, Ambode”s TENURE, hmmmmmmm, God pls oh

  7. Fabulous B

    June 7, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I hope they are not suicide killers. Hmmmm …. Thank GOD for no life lost in this second attempt also. GOD be Praised. What next for the victims? I can’t imagine what they are going through now. From fry pan to fire

  8. Asa Nwa Baby

    June 7, 2015 at 11:41 am

    another accident occurred early today too at lekki epe express way before lakowe involving another tanker. luckily no explosion. was on my way to work and we had to take d other lane. it happened in front of a petrol station. the tanker was upside down. some pple said d driver is alive. its really sad.

  9. honeymix...

    June 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I’m not sure BN got the right news. It was few mins to twelve, the tanker fell and spilled oil which flowed down the gutter and not too faraway a woman who sells akara was closing for the day since it was already very late. And when the fuel reached her side, all hell broke loose.

  10. nnenne

    June 8, 2015 at 3:56 am

    So many Tanker accidents lately..
    Hope the government will look into, find causes and ways of reducing them.

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