There was catastrophe earlier this evening at Effurun Roundabout, Warri, Delta State when a pipeline exploded suddenly with flames. People were seen to be running about for their lives and vehicles were directed from areas close to the scene.
Aeroberry correspondents found out that, the said pipeline was leaking for some weeks before the unfortunate incident happened.
Speaking to an eye witness who pleaded anonymity, he said: “I just dey here dey do my work, when we come dey hear one noise, e no tey, the next thing we see na fire. I suspect sey this kind thing fit happen, because this pipe dun dey leak for a very long time now, but dem no won do anything about am”.
It has not yet been ascertained if the pipe was tampered with.
At the time of this report, there has been no record of casualties as a result of the out-burst.