The Tank Farm, who used to be Oando’s facility, has collapsed as it has been burning for over 24 hours at Ijora Badia. The development has led to an increase in the intensity of the inferno.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement issued on Friday via his Twitter handle
It stated, “Lagosians are urged to remain calm as responders are battling the fire to prevent it from spreading. The affected tank, which has been burning in a controlled manner has collapsed.
“The combined response team of public and private stakeholders are still working to prevent it from spreading to any secondary sites or adjoining locations. Lagosians are urged to remain calm.”
Update on Tank Farm fire at Ijora Badia
The tank, which has been burning in a controlled manner, has collapsed. This has led to an increase in the intensity of the inferno. pic.twitter.com/chXTKg6lLn
— Gbenga Omotoso (@gbenga_omo) November 6, 2020
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported the outbreak of the inferno, with an eyewitness confiding that the fire might be due to a wielding work going on around the farm.
- As of the time of writing this, there was no official record of loss of lives or injury as a result of the inferno.
- The tank farm that is currently burning has a storing capacity of 7.5 million liters.
- The fire incident was officially reported on Thursday, October 5, 2020, at about 12:20 p.m.