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Nigeria: Fire Guts Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

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Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

Part of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos was on Thursday gutted by fire.

According to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, the fire emanated from some cables, which apparently melted under heat, as some welders were working at the extension of 'D' Wing of the international airport.

It was learnt that airport officials in an attempt to save the situation swiftly cut off power supply to the arrival and departure halls.

Mr Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said that prompt intervention of the fire service attached to the airport immediately brought the fire under control.

"There were no casualty. The only fallout of the incident was the switching off of the power source which has since been restored.

"Normal activities at the airport which were not interrupted by the fire have continued as planes are taking off and landing without hitches.

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