Many people were feared killed as an oil pipeline exploded in Ijegun -Ikotun area of Lagos this morning.
Thick flame from the petrol tanker that exploded at Sawmill, Ibadan Reports blamed the explosion on the activities of pipeline vandals.
Chaos reigned in the area as residents woke up and ran from their homes. The fire, according to residents, started around 3 am. They said there was no sign of firefighters as at 6 am.
Men of the Lagos State fire services are currently battling to put out a raging fire that started during the night in Ijegun in Lagos.
Eyewitnesses told The Guardian that the fire might have been ignited by petrol thieves who were siphoning fuel in the area.
Already, houses, cars have been razed and a Lagos State Government-owned secondary school has also lost its fence to the fire.