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Panic as Fire Guts Imo Airport (video)

Panic as Fire Guts Imo Airport (video)

The arrival section of the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo State, was on Monday gutted by fire, sending travelers running for safety.

It was gathered that the fire at the arrival department started at about 2:10 pm and lasted for almost an hour.

No life was lost, thanks to the swift intervention of men of the fire service. However, some equipment were damaged.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, confirmed the incident in a statement in Lagos.

Yakubu said the fire started at about 2.00p.m but was however, curtailed swiftly by officers of the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Department of FAAN.

“There was no casualty and normal operations has since resumed at the airport.

“The authority has commenced preliminary investigations into the cause of the incident,” she said.

Yakubu said that FAAN was committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort.


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