JUST IN: Aircraft About To Take Off From Port Harcourt Airport Catches Fire

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On Monday night after a Dana Airlines flight about to take off from Port Harcourt International Airport caught fire on the runway.

One of the aggrieved passenger identified as Rich kid, took to social media to share the video whilst expressing displeasure over the incident.

He added that they had to run out of the plane due to the fire which was put off immediately.

A spokesman told Peoples Gazette, the pilot took immediate safety procedures and helped passengers disembark calmly, avoiding any injuries.

According to report reported earlier reported that Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service had on Sunday announced that several individuals were trapped after the building collapsed around 11pm on Sunday evening.

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The affected building was located at 24 Ibadan Street (East) off Bonny Way Ebute Metta comprised rooms and parlour.

The Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu speaking on the incident said the building collapsed around 10:56pm on Sunday evening.

He said: “Further information gathered revealed that the incident occurred at about 10.56pm with as yet undetermined number of people trapped. Search and rescue ongoing.

“As of 02:10am, 22 males, one female rescued alive. One male and female recovered dead.”

The National Emergency Management Agency has also confirmed the recovery of two dead bodies and rescue of 23 persons.

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