Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fire guts Lagos waterworks, traffic diverted

Fire from suspected gas leakage on Thursday gutted some parts of the Lagos State Water Corporation, Onikan Roundabout, Lagos Island.

Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority were said to have diverted traffic from the area to avert aggravating the situation.

The Lagos State Fire Service stated that the fire started from a gas pipeline in the corporation.

The agency added that efforts were on to curtail its spread and shut the source of the gas.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okubor, in a statement, said officials of the agency and other first responders were battling the inferno.

He, however, noted that it had been confined to a secluded part of the complex.

“The fire was discovered to have ignited from different places on the ground inside and outside the water corporation complex.

“Further investigations revealed that the fire could be from an underground gas or petrol facility suspected to be a pipeline,” he added.