19 February 2013

Nigeria: Fire Guts FAAN Fuel Dump at Lagos Airport

The fuel dump operated by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Tuesday, was gutted by fire around 10:40 am at the Domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos.

Vanguard was at the scene of the fire incident and gathered that no lives were lost in the inferno.

Investigations reveal that the fire broke out while work was in progress at the site of the incident and lasted for about ten minutes before it was put off by FAAN firemen.

One of the workers who wished to remain anonymous said that the dump stored diesel but stressed that he did not know what happened adding that all they saw was fire.

Meanwhile General Manager Corporate Communications, FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati who came to the scene of the fire incident pointed out that the fire was put off timely in order to avoid further damages.

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