*People ran out of their apartments stark naked – Eyewitness
By juliana Francis
Over 200 buildings are believed to have been gutted by fire following a pipeline explosion at the Abule Egba area of Lagos.
The fire, which started this evening, was alleged to have been caused by vandals who were attempting to siphon fuel from an NNPC pipeline.
According to eye witnesses, the fire has spread to u turn, Katagwa and Ilepo areas and is said to still be spreading.
No word on casualties has so far been reported.
An eye witness, simply identified as Charles, said: “My wife alerted me about the explosion. She said the fire was serious.
“I have called fire fighters, they told me that they were already on their way. They said someone had already alerted them about the fire.”
Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Paul said : “There’s panic everywhere. Some people ran out of their apartments stark naked.”
More details later…