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Three injured as explosion and fire destroys Nigeria biscuit plant

22 March 2016

Three workers suffered burn injuries after a gas explosion caused a fire that razed the Niger Biscuits Company factory in Apapa, Lagos, destroying property worth millions of naira. Local media reported workers saying the affected section was stocked with paper materials and other inflammable materials, which made it difficult to fight the fire.

The injured were taken to hospital by Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) officials. An eyewitness quoted by The Nation, said the explosion occurred after the maintenance department completed its Sunday maintenance service on March 20, in preparation for full scale production a day later.

Officials of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Fire Service, NNS Beecroft, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA Tin Can Island Port, UBA Fire Service, Julius Berger PLC Fire Service were sighted at the scene fighting the fire.

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