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EKEDC reveals areas impacted by the 33KV line collapse

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The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has released a list of places affected by the fall of five 33KV towers along LASU/Isheri Road in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State which took place earlier this morning.

The event, according to the energy distribution corporation was blamed on vandalism, which resulted in a pipeline explosion and the tower fall over the Akangba/Ikeja West Lines.

The DisCo stated in a statement on its social media page that the locations affected by the incident were Akangba, Amuwo, Apapa, FESTAC, Orile, and Yaba.

According to the report, Yaba, Ijesha, LUTH, Tejuosho, and the surrounding areas are also experiencing blackouts.

“We are working with our Transmission Company of Nigeria partners on a swift resolution and will keep you updated on the situation.

“Thank you for your understanding,” EKEDC said.

It was also revealed that a pipeline explosion was contained on Friday at Isale Odo, LASU Road, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, averting disaster.

While giving a statement, the Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency’s South-West Zonal Office, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, verified the development.

According to Farinloye, the explosion was triggered by the collapse of a 33KV line within the axis earlier in the day.

He said that electricity was supplied to Ikeja West via the collapsed high tension line from the Egbin Power Plant in Ikorodu.

“The electricity cable collapse led to sparks and the sparks got to spilled petrol around the area which led to the pipeline gutting fire and a subsequent explosion.

“The pipeline corridor has been known to have spillage often due to activities of vandals,’’ Farinloye said.

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