Passengers flee as fire razes Imo airport (photos)

Passengers flee as fire razes Imo airport (photos)

There was pandemonium at the Imo state International Cargo Airport on Monday, April 8, as a section of the facility was razed by fire. Staff and passengers were seen racing to safety.

The actual cause of the incident was yet to be released at the time of this report.

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It was, however, learnt that the fire began at the arrival section of the airport where the facility’s authority was carrying out renovation works.

It was learnt that fire service operatives arrived the airport, which was named after former governor, late Sam Mbakwe, at about 45 minutes after and were able to salvage the situation. earlier reports that the incident happened just days after a fire outbreak burnt down seven classrooms in Badawa secondary school in Nasarawa local government of Kano state.

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The incident was confirmed by the spokesman of the Kano state police command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a text message on Monday morning, March 25, saying no life was lost.

The police spokesman said the fire was caused by electricity sparks from one of the laboratories in the school. He said the incident started around 1:30 am. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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