Massive Explosion In Lagos; Petroleum Vessel Currently On Fire

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Reports reaching 247ureports indicates that there has been an explosion around the Tin Can Island Port axis of Lagos state.

According to an eyewitness the explosion occurred at MRS Depot Tincan, as serious of Vibrations is felt around Wharf Apapa and Wilmer in Olodi Apap area.


NEMA has confirmed the confirmed that a ship caught fire after exploding at the Tin Can Island Port in Apapa area of Lagos.

As gathered the vessel is said to be currently on burning at the Island. 247ureports also learnt that businesses in the area have closed shop to avoid causalities as fire fighters battle the fire.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known but it is unlikely to be terrorism and more likely to be caused by flammable gases or chemicals given that Petroleum products are stored in the depot.

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