NEMA: Petrol-Laden Vessel Explodes At Atlas Cove

Burning-ship-580x340The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in Lagos that vessel carrying petrol exploded at the Atlas Cove at about 7a.m on Wednesday.

The 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 and other specialised agencies were also being mobilised to the high sea. (NAN)