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Fire! Lekki Ascon station up in flames (Video)

The newly commissioned Ascon Filling Station on Admiralty Way Lekki Phase 1 is presently on fire.

The filling station is just a few metres from the Lekki Link Bridge.

Motorists will do well to take heed, as reports indicate that the fire is threatening to consume property in close vicinity.

Men of the fire service are presently at the scene trying to put out the flame, which has already caused damages running into hundreds of millions of naira.

Medical staff from a nearby hospital stood looking helplessly, with the smoke like a pillar of chaos looming over the husks of incinerated cars

Sources say residents of area had opposed the building of the filling station in the place, and that there was a dispute over the land until it was recently settled.

An eye witness said the fire was sparked off due to the carelessness of one of the attendants while a tanker was discharging its contents.

-Patrick Oke (jnr)

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