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Explosion And Fire At Lagos Nigeria Airport

Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:55 am

Fox news is reporting a large Explosion and fire at the Lagos Nigeria Airport. Anyone know anything more?
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RE: Explosion And Fire At Lagos Nigeria Airport

Fri Nov 22, 2002 2:28 am

Hope it's not too bad otherwise our LOS flight will be cancelled - what a nightmare that will be !!.

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RE: Explosion And Fire At Lagos Nigeria Airport

Fri Nov 22, 2002 2:37 am

It happened in a warehouse at the cargo area of the airport.
More details at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2500219.stm
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RE: Explosion And Fire At Lagos Nigeria Airport

Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:47 am

Once again, another tragedy at Lagos... another "accident"...
I would not call it accident..more like complete negligence in safety, just like the regular crashes, fires and theft. Notice the "Firefighters using a single water-hose". in the BBC news item.

A few months ago, more than 1,000 people died trying to flee a blast in an arms warehouse...

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RE: Explosion And Fire At Lagos Nigeria Airport

Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:58 am

Also read where 50 killed/200 injured in rioting related to something someone wrote in a newspaper over there re: the Miss World pagent, Allah, and other related stuff that some Muslims took severe issue with.

Don't know if that's related to the airport fire/explosion, but in any event, Nigeria seems to be the place NOT to be at the moment...
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RE: Explosion And Fire At Lagos Nigeria Airport

Fri Nov 22, 2002 9:55 am

yeah why the hell would anyone with half a brain schedule the miss world contest there?

what a bloody disaster.

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