6. MILLION LITRE PETROL STORAGE EXPLODES IN LAGOS TANK FARM

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Yesterday, an explosion that razed into an inferno rocked a tank farm belonging to Stallionaire Nigeria Limited in Ijegun-Egba area of satellite town, Lagos, destroying over 6. Million petrol tank reservoir in the fire outrage.

The explosion to which the cause is yet to be ascertained threw residents into panic and great shock as many were seen running off with their valuables and some driving off the premises with clothes and household appliances. Thankfully, no life was lost even though it was reported that one person sustained minor burns in the stampede with staffs being injured.

An eyewitness who happen to be a staff of Stallionaire Nigeria Limited reported that the cause of the fire was yet to be known as he was still recovering from the shock of the outrage.

“Tank Operators were manually transferring petrol from the tank when the misfortune struck, we are lucky that the tank was almost empty; if not, this is not what we would have been saying..”

The General Manager, LASEMA; Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said an investigation will be conducted. Even as he emphasized the need for safety, he urged owners and managers of oil and gas companies to always ensure that proper emergency response plan was put in place to contain any casualty whenever the need arises.

 

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