LASEMA Averts Disaster As Iyana-Odo Pipeline Explodes - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, December 24, 2021

LASEMA Averts Disaster As Iyana-Odo Pipeline Explodes

•••Evacuates Residents To Safety

The Daily Crucible | Friday, December 24, 2021

The Agency received a distress call via the emergency toll-free line, today Friday, 24th December, 2021 at 12.30am regarding a pipeline explosion at Royal Estate Iyana Odo along LASU-Igando Road.

Immediately, the Emergency Response Plan was activated and the Agency's Response Team at Igando was deployed.

Consequent upon the arrival of the Team, it was discovered that a 330KV Transmission Powerline collapsed with its power cables, spreading across the two lanes of the Major Road inward and outward Igando-Idimu Road as a result of the impact of a  pipeline explosion which occured few metres away from the collapsed Powerline.

Fortunately, no casualties recorded and the G.M Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engineer Ajiboye, was contacted and arrived the scene with his Team to restore normalcy and forestall any incident of electric shock in the area.

In addition, the NNPC maintenance crew was  also contacted to shut the valve of the pipeline.

Furthermore, the Agency's Response Team has warned residents of adjoining buildings to vacate the area so as to avert any secondary incident that could lead to disaster.

The Agency in collaboration with Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, the Nigeria Police Force, the NNPC and the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, are the responders at the scene.

Operations still ongoing.

Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu 
24th December, 2021.

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