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15 Mar 2020 | 11:34 AM UTC

Nigeria: Pipeline explosion leaves at least 15 dead in Lagos March 15

At least 15 people killed and over 50 houses destroyed following pipeline explosion in Lagos on March 15; associated transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

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Event

At least 15 people were killed and several others injured after a pipeline exploded in Lagos on Sunday, March 15. Additionally, the blast destroyed around 50 residential buildings in the immediate vicinity, causing partial or full collapses of the houses. A fire was reported on the pipeline prior to the explosion.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected around the blast site over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and anticipate business and service disruptions in the vicinity of the explosion.