Many feared trapped as NNPC stations, houses guts fire in Lagos


There is an  outbreak of fire at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) gas station and the fire spread to about five residential buildings  with many feared trapped in their building in Ogba, Lagos State.

The Nation reports that the  inferno which started around 1pm at College Road, was caused by a petrol tanker allegedly discharging its content.

Firemen from Lagos and Federal Fire services have been deployed to the scene to put out the fire.

Confirming the incident, the Director-General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said: “It was observed that a tanker inside the NNPC caught fire which culminated to the spread of the fire to buildings nearby.

“Efforts are ongoing by the agency’s officials led by the DG/CEO and men of the Lagos State Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service to combat the inferno.

“Rescue operation is ongoing while we appeal to members of the public to keep away and allow the responders to complete their work.”