Tank Farm Explodes in Lagos

By Odita Sunday and Tobi Awodipe

A wild fire yesterday razed an oil tank farm belonging to Stallionaire Oil at Ijegun, Satellite town, Lagos State. The fire, which went almost out of control, caused panic among residents of Satellite Town and Ojo area. Thankfully, no human life was lost.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) officials were able to contain the inferno by deploying state of the art emergency equipment. Spokesman of the agency, Adebayo Kehinde, who spoke with newsmen at the scene, said there was no need for panic as the agency had put adequate measures in place to ensure that the fire does not escalate.

According to him, "the agency was alerted through the emergency toll free line 112/767 concerning a fire outbreak at Stallionaire Oil Depot, Ijegun Satelite Town. The agency activated its emergency response plan with relevant stakeholders. On getting to the scene, it was discovered the facility, which is a fuel depot comprising five tank farms, of which one was filled with PMS, exploded and resulted into a big inferno.

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