Photo: Panic, as tankfarm gut fire in Apapa, Lagos

One of the major petroleum products’ Tankfarms in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has been razed, an incident that created pandemonium among residents of Apapa area of the city.

The tankfarm belonging to OVH Energy but was branded in Oando’s name and logo is located in Marine beach, few meters from other petroleum products storage facilities in Nigeria.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the fire incident noting that fire fighters and equipments from three centres – Federal Fire, NIMASA FIRE Services and Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) Services have been mobilised.

Spokesperson for NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident told newsmen  that all staff on site have been evacuated and safe.

“NPA, Federal Fire and NIMASA FIRE Services mobilised and are fighting the fire presently”, he declared.

Fire fighters at the scene
Another picture from the scene
The raging fire

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