Fire guts Forte Oil sta­tion at La­gos air­port

The Punch - - NEWS - Mau­reen Ihua-maduenyi

There was panic on Fri­day af­ter­noon at the Mur­tala Muhammed Air­port, La­gos as a Forte Oil fill­ing sta­tion within the air­port en­vi­ron­ment sud­denly caught fire.

The fire which started a few min­utes af­ter 2pm re­stricted move­ment into the air­port, caus­ing traf­fic grid­lock.

The Gen­eral Man­ager, Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of the Fed­eral Air­ports Au­thor­ity of Nige­ria, Mrs Hen­ri­etta Yakubu, said the agency’s fire res­cue ser­vice as­sisted the La­gos State Fire Ser­vice in putting out the fire.

The cause of the fire is yet to be known, but the af­ter­math left the sta­tion al­most com­pletely burnt.

Ef­forts to reach the man­age­ment of Forte Oil Plc to com­ment on the in­ci­dent, proved abortive as the brands and cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions depart­ment failed to get back to our cor­re­spon­dent as promised.

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