An explosion on the gas pipeline has occurred at Punch Newspapers axis, Magboro community, on Lagos-Ibadan Highway.
The explosion was reportedly heard by residents of Arepo, Magboro, and other neighbouring communities at about 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 26, 2020.
This was said to have caused panic among the residents, who rushed out of their houses and contacted emergency responders.
Confirming the explosion in a statement, the Corridor Commander,
Lagos-Ibadan-Egbeda Corridor of the Federal Road Safety Corps, DCC Kehinde Hamzat said that the pipeline burst occurred while workers at Julius Berger, the construction company working on Lagos-Ibadan highway, were excavating a surface to work on.
“This has led to a standstill traffic situation on both sections of the highway.
“Motorists are advised not to panic, as professionals are being contacted to take care of the situation. “People who have time-bound activities may explore alternative routes, while those who can postpone their trips can endeavour to do so while the situation gets controlled,” Hamzat said.