The National Emergency Management Agency on Sunday confirmed a fire incident on the pipeline network of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Ijegun area of Lagos State.
lbrahim Farinloye, South West NEMA spokesman, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone that nobody died in the incident.
Farinloye said the explosion was as a result of underground spillage through previous points of vandalism and that there was no fresh act of destruction to the facility.
The Director of Lagos Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, also told NAN on telephone that the explosion at Ijegun was reported to have occurred at around 7.15am on Saturday.
According to Fadipe, several fire incidents occurred at the weekend in the state and the agency responded appropriately.