Disaster strikes as pipeline exploded in a residential area of Lagos state.
It was barely time for the sun to rise in the early hours of Thursday 4 July 2019 when an uncontrollable disaster struck the residents of Ijegun, Ikotun as a pipeline in the area caused a massive explosion killing many instantly.
The Major cause of explosion is still unknown but rumors has it that it was due to some hoodlums tapping oil illegally from the oil pipelines. The Nigerian firefighters department has been battling to reduce the effect of the fire.
The total number of death is still unknown and authorities fear what the number might be, knowing the incident took place close to a residential area. As of the time of this report, Hitvibz gathered that many people were burnt to death, properties including a school were destroyed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and people of Ijegun, Ikotun Lagos state.