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NEMA confirms Lagos ship explosion

By News Express on 09/01/2013

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Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the explosion, at the Tin Can Island Port of Lagos, of a ship carrying petroleum products.

The ship carrying exploded this morning and caught fire at the busy port located in Nigeria’s South-West. The vessel is believed to belong to the downstream operator, MRS Petroleum.

A NEMA official confirmed the incident in a message just posted on the organisaton’s Facebook message.

“Businesses in the area, particularly affected buildings, have closed shop to avoid causalities as fire fighters battle the fire,” the official said.

Source News Express

Posted 09/01/2013 6:56:08 PM

 

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