A fuel laden vessel exploded at the Atlas Cove jetty in Lagos at about 7a.m., Wednesday, according to the Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

Public Relations Officer of NEMA in the South West, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the explosion to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on telephone.

Farinloye said rescue operations were ongoing and that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and other specialised agencies were also being mobilised to the high sea.


Information from Daily Times was used in this report.