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Fire guts NNPC new terminal In Lagos

The new terminal of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPP) in Apapa axis of Lagos State has been gutted by fire, destroying property worth several millions of Naira.

As gathered, the facility guy by fire was formerly known as formerly OVH was sited on Kayode Street, Marine Beach, Apapa.

The Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, made this known in a statement on Friday afternoon.

She said the fire started around 1 pm on Friday, which resulted from a spillage of petroleum products within the perimeter of the tank farm.

The statement reads: “Around 1 pm on Friday, the “fire resulted from spillage of petroleum products within the perimeter of the tank farm as concerted efforts with various emergency responders within the oil and gas industry to contain the situation”.

“The public is hereby assured that the emergency operation is under control from escalating further. Update to follow,” she added.

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