Fire guts Forte Oil station at Lagos airport

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Photo: Sahara Reporters
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There was panic and disorder on Friday afternoon at local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos following a fire outbreak at the Forte Oil petrol station.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inferno which started around 2.10pm led to people running for safety thereby causing a traffic jam on the roads within the airport.

The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, told NAN that the incident occurred while a fuel tanker was discharging its product at the fuel dump.

“A tanker driver came to discharge fuel for them and during the process, fire broke out but it has been put off now.

“It was a disaster because everywhere was burnt down but there was no casualty.

“They called fire fighters from Lagos State Fire Service and also fire fighters from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) responded.

“It was through their efforts that the fire was put off without causing further damages to other nearby structures, ” Alabi said.

Also on Friday, there was an accident involving a petrol tanker at the OPIC axis of the Lagos-Ogun highway.

The tanker loaded with premium motor spirit capsized and spilled its content on the highway and the quick intervention of the road safety and the police helped ensured that the situation did not get out of hand.

The incident led to the creation of a road diversion for motorists on the highway.

© NAN & The Predictor NG

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