Petroleum tank farm belonging to Oando located in Apapa, Lagos is reportedly on fire after a massive explosion.
The reasons behind the explosion and fire caused on Thursday are still unknown, the emergency services are on the scene to evacuate the people inside the affected area.
As per eyewitness, the fire may have been caused by the on-going maintenance around the tank farm.
This is what he exactly said, “The fire might be caused as a result of the welding work going on around the tank farm. I could not see any firefighter around as at the time I saw the flames.”
Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), later confirmed that all the staff working inside the premises have been evacuated.
He said firefighters from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Federal Fire, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) reached the area to extinguish the fire.
Video of fire at Tank Farm in Apapa, Lagos
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