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No life lost in Tarkwa Bay pipeline explosion -NEMA

NNPC pipeline fire, Arepo20 June 2014, Lagos – The National Emergency Management Agency says no life was lost in the pipeline explosion that rocked Tarkwa Bay along Lagos harbour.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the pipeline at Tarkwa Bay exploded early on Wednesday.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the Public Relations Officer of the NEMA, told NAN, “I was surprised today at the reported scores of lives that were lost in the incident.

“Nobody died or was roasted in the explosion.

“We are able to put out the fire on time and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation had fixed the damaged pipes.”

He said NEMA responded promptly to put the situation under control.

“The NNPC has started pumping petroleum products since yesterday,” Farinloye added.


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