￼The flames were from an explosion on a natural gas pipeline. It left a crater deep, destroyed two homes and sent Four people to the hospital.
It took the urgent intervention and serious commitment of the Executive Chairman who spent more than 6 hours putting all contact and resources in place with a view to ensuring that, the fire got extinguished, met with the Community people at the Playground, advised them to continue to be law abiding.
￼Relevant authorities are investigating and examining the cause of the blast, but it wasn’t the first time the pipeline had failed in some way.
It’s on the known that at early hours of Friday 20th of September 2019 pipeline ruptured and caught fire, showing a dark orange sky and a pulsing flame.
￼According to the Chairman, operators are required to patrol their own lines, scan them and test for weak spots. The rules for how they do it, though, leave a lot up to interpretation.
Madu Dab Madueke
SA. Media and Publicity
To the Executive Chairman,
Ahoada West LGA,
22nd September 2019.