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Imminent Explosion in Ijegun Community in Lagos [Nigeria]

Large quantity of petroleum products that were not properly cleaned up after the Ijegun pipeline rupture on May 15, 2008 have found its way into water-bearing wells used by residents of the community and may soon lead to massive explosions and loss of lives...On May 15, 2008 an earthmover belonging to Hitech, a company constructing the Ijegun-Isolo-Jakande Estate road, slated for dualisation by the Lagos government, ruptured a pipeline which was not properly buried by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The incident led to the death of 40 people, mostly school pupils of a nearby primary school. More than 15 homes, 20 vehicles and property running into millions of naira were also incinerated.