Victim of Ijegun pipeline explosion sends message to LASG

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– A victim of the pipeline explosion that took place in the Ijegun area of Lagos, Omoshalewa Taiwo, has praised the state government for its help

– Taiwo, who was said to be responding to treatment at the Alimosho General Hospital, said that he did know what he would have done if not for the state government

– He also expressed his deep gratitude to God for sparing his life in the first place

Omoshalewa Taiwo, one of the 22 victims of the Ijegun pipeline explosion in Lagos, has expressed gratitude to the state government for taking responsibility for his treatment.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Taiwo is responding to treatment at the Alimosho General Hospital.

The victim, a welder said: “I am very grateful to God and state government for the help they are rending to me. I don’t know what I would have done; I am just a welder, I didn’t know this kind of a thing will befall me. I am very grateful.’’

The public relations officer of the hospital, Abimbola Salehu-Badejo, said that five of the victims were brought to the hospital, but four were referred after they were stabilised.

“Five of the victims were brought here, four out of them were referred after we tried to stabilise them to ensure that their case is not so critical.

“So, the only one (Taiwo) remaining, we are taking care of everything concerning him which is our tradition here,’’ she said.

Earlier, reported that the Lagos state government had disclosed that 10 victims of the July 4 Ijegun pipeline explosion have died due to severe and high degree burns suffered from the inferno.

The permanent secretary, state ministry of health, Titilayo Goncalves, made this known on Monday, July 8, in Lagos (


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