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Updated: Fire erupts at Dangote Refinery

Fire erupts at Dangote Refinery

A fire broke out this afternoon at a section of the Dangote Refinery, located near Lekki, Lagos. Emergency services responded swiftly to contain the incident, and according to initial reports, no injuries have been sustained.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and investigations are underway to determine the extent of the damage and what led to the incident.

Dangote Industries Limited is yet to release an official statement.

The Dangote Refinery is a massive project under construction with a projected refining capacity of 650,000 barrels per day.

Social media has been abuzz with videos and reports of the fire.

Dangote assures public, “refinery operational after minor incident”

Dangote Industries Limited has issued a statement downplaying concerns following a minor fire incident reported at its 650,000 barrels per day refinery, located near Lekki, Lagos.

“We have swiftly contained a minor fire incident at our effluent treatment plant (ETP), today Wednesday 26th of June,” Anthony Chiejina, chief corporate communications officer at Dangote Group said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Dangote emphasized that the incident did not disrupt operations at their refinery.

 “There is no cause for alarm as the refinery is operating and there is no recorded injury or body harm to all our staff on duty,” Chiejina said.