Several vehicles destroyed as fire guts Customs warehouse in Lagos

A warehouse belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A was on Thursday gutted by fire destroying several vehicles.

The warehouse which was filled with seized vehicles and foreign parboiled rice was destroyed by the fire which occurred about noon.

According to an eyewitness, the fire razed substantial part of the warehouse destroying six trucks, 15 cars/vans and a fully loaded truck with seized foreign parboiled rice.

The eyewitness also disclosed that goods worth several millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno.

But speaking to newsmen, the Deputy Head, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, said the fire started from a burst cylinder stored under one of the burnt vehicles.

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