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OH NO!!! Death Toll Of Ijegun Pipeline Explosion Rises To 8

The death toll of the pipeline explosion at Ijegun, Ijagemo in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State on July 4 has risen to eight, Igbere TV can report.

Six out of the 13 rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have been confirmed dead.

The canal at Ijegun helped spread the fire caused by vandalised petroleum pipeline into residential houses.

Two persons died on the spot of the incident while several others were injured as shops and vehicles were razed.

Igbere TV had on Friday reported the death of a victim, Ridwan Afolabi, from severe burns caused by the explosion.

It was gathered that another victim died on Friday while four others died on Saturday.

The casualties were initially taken by LASEMA to Igando General Hospital for first aid and later to Gbagada General Hospital.

For lack of space, some of the victims were moved to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

The explosion affected parts of the Ijegun Community Primary and High Schools, the fence of a Catholic Church, and other nearby buildings.

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