Oil-Laden Vessel Explodes At Lagos Port

fuel-storage-apapaA ship believed to belong to MRS petroleum and carrying petroleum product on Wednesday, exploded and caught fire at the Tin Can Island Port of Lagos.

An official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), while confiring the incident, said a fuel tanker caught fire after exploding at the Tin Can Island port in Apapa area of Lagos.

Businesses in the area have been grounded to a halt, particularly affected buildings, as shop owners have closed shop to avoid causalities as fire fighters battle the raging inferno.

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