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FAAN begins investigating fire incident at Lagos airport

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has launched an investigation into a fire incident that occurred on Thursday at the E54 bridge of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja.

Mrs. Obiageli Orah, the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at FAAN, made this known in a statement according to News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday.

Efforts are underway to ventilate the smoke from the affected building. The smoke was observed billowing from the E54 passenger Bridge, prompting electrical engineers to promptly cut off power to the entire E Wing.

Orah also indicated that further details would be provided as the investigation progresses.

The recent fire incident at the Lagos airport is not an isolated occurrence. Last September, ThePressNG reported two separate fire incidents that damaged parts of the facilities owned by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The first incident occurred on a Tuesday night around 8 p.m., where some sections of FAAN’s Account Department in Lagos airport were affected by fire. The following morning at 7:23 a.m., the international terminal of the airport was engulfed in flames.

The recurrence of fire incidents has raised concerns among airport users, particularly air travelers, who fear for their safety. The incident at the international terminal on Wednesday morning intensified apprehension, prompting travelers to hurriedly seek refuge to avoid harm from the fire.

 

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