Lagos Pipeline Explosion

Lagos Explosion

Interviews after the explosion

@arunmrao Are you okay? Are you near Ekoro Road?

Thanks. I am doing good. About 50 are dead and counting. This one is the largest explosion.
A truck hit a number of gas bottles,that caused the explosion. Mean while vandals were stealing fuel ( a daily occurrence) by damaging pipe line. This compounded the incidence .

Last year there were minimum of 4 explosions resulting in death due to pipe line leakages ( read vandalism).

Oh good!

There must be some serious economical/societal issues going on there if people steal fuel from pipelines so frequently. With gasoline < $2/gal here in US, no one in their right mind would tap into a working pipeline to steal fuel.