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BREAKING: Fire Outbreak at Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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There was a fire outbreak at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos this afternoon.

The fire engulfed the second floor of the airport, Daily Post reports. However, it was reportedly doused shortly after it started, preventing any serious damage to the building.

Sources revealed that the fire which started at the second floor of the terminal in the commercial department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), occurred because of a power surge.

Photo Credit: Daily Post (*It is unclear whether the photo above is from this particular incident, or a previous fire outbreak. We will keep you posted*)

15 Comments

  1. Leo

    October 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Oh no!!! hope no one was hurt.
    God help Nigeria.

    • Ndubuisi

      October 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      things like that happen all the time in other countries even in U.S so stop.

    • olu

      October 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      He should stop praying for Nigeria??

  2. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    If there’s a fire on the 2nd floor, why is there a long line of onlookers on the very same floor just mere meters from the flames? Or are the onlookers all part of the Airport’s fire service personnel?

    • yay

      October 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      its been a while you’ve been to Lagos right!

  3. Samuel Elegure

    October 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Perhaps this image is from a different fire incident?

  4. Carliforniabawlar

    October 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    As long as nobody dies….. Abeg if making it go away is the way we can get the government build a new one, then i sing “….we don’t need no water let the motherf$&ker burn….”
    in fact, why do i see just one side burning? I pray that it spreads wella….

  5. Opsy

    October 23, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    @MSA: The onlooker’s are on the first floor… in Nigeria, that floor is called the first floor…

  6. Sherri

    October 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    So the entire 2nd floor was slightly damaged. Hmm, guess they’ll have to close off that ENTIRE floor for repairs… SMH! Engulfed, Mschewww

  7. @edDREAMZ

    October 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Thank God knw one gets hurts though….
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  8. Ruqkayah

    October 23, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Why are there so many people at the airport. It puzzles me every time.

  9. NaijaPkin

    October 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Someone’s gonna get rich off renovation

  10. Emerald-Fashion Blog (plus-size fashion)

    October 23, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    TRULY, SOMEONE IS GONNA GET RICH OFF THE RENOVATION

  11. D

    October 23, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    First, I thought oh goodness gracious of all airports in Nigeria, thank goodness no casualty was reported, then second thought was not sure about this second floor deal and not too much damage at least if the whole thing burnt down. The government would be forced to fix that airport, where the air conditioning does not work. Baggage Converyor Belt seems to always be down. or somehow break down when your bags are being offloaded. Now who knows how long it will take to fix that part if it ever gets done.

  12. Miss Mo

    October 24, 2014 at 3:47 am

    I smell a rat. Someone may be trying to cover up something by setting the fire.

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