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Thursday, December 20, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Fire outbreak at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (+PHOTOS)

Fire at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Today's  morning, an electrical fire was reported at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The fire emanated from some cables, which apparently melted under heat.
This led to a blackout in the airport terminal while fire fighters deployed swiftly in the affected area to quench the fire.
                        Fire at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Security men erected a metal barricade around the site and the fire fighters were able to put the situation under control.
On Wednesday night however, in a separate incident, a cargo plane blew off the roof of a parking lot at the airport, causing damage to some

In that incidence, two people sustained injuries while 12 exotic cars were severely damaged when hot air from a wide-body cargo aircraft blew off the roof of a building at the E-wing of the terminal.

At about 7.39p.m, the entire terminal was thrown into confusion while this happened.
According to a staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) who was on duty at the terminal, there was a bang at the diplomatic car park at the time the roof fell on the cars, thus forcing some drivers to flee.

Two people sustained minor injuries, while the debris of shattered windscreens littered the floor.
“We heard a loud bang and everyone initially fled. Later, some security personnel stormed the place. Thank God no life was lost. It is shocking. This sort of thing has never happened before,” he said.

On confirming the incident, the Spokesman of FAAN, Yakubu Dati said “there is no such thing that an airplane ran into cars…I’m still trying to get the real details but I think it has to do with the wind from the aircraft that blew off the roof which later hit some cars”.

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