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A Forte Oil filling station located inside the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, caught fire on Friday, December 7, 2018.

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, eyewitnesses reported that the damage to the station would have been dire if the Fire Service of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had not responded swiftly to the scene.

The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, disclosed that the accident happened while a fuel tanker was discharging its product at the station.

“A tanker driver came to discharge fuel for them and during the process, fire broke out but it has been put off now,” he said.

He reported that the fire was eventually extinguished without any recorded casualties. Even though the station was burnt down, the fire didn’t cause any further damages to other nearby structures.


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