BREAKING: Panic as fire razes Imo airport

NEWS DIGEST – There was panic on Monday afternoon as fire broke out at the arrival section of the Sam Mbakwe international cargo airport in Owerri, Imo State.

The cause of the inferno was not immediately ascertained, but a source at the airport said that there was an ongoing renovation at the arrival section, which was affected.

Punch Newspaper gathered that the inferno, which raged for 50 minutes, started around 2:10pm.

It took spirited efforts from men of the fire service and the airport workers for the fire to be quenched.

An eyewitness who was at the scene of the fire outbreak said, “It happened at the arrival department of the airport where the authority was carrying out renovation work.

“It would have caused bigger havoc but for the arrival of men of the fire service.

“It started around 2:10pm and raged for 50 minutes. It damaged equipment and infrastructure, but the rescue work assisted in savaging the situation.”

More details shortly!