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Fire guts Dangote Refinery, valued at $20bn

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and investigations are underway to determine the extent of the damage and what led to the incident.

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Fire guts Dangote Refinery, valued at $20bn

A fire broke out this afternoon at a section of the Dangote Refinery, located near Lekki, Lagos. Emergency services responded swiftly to contain the incident, and according to initial reports, no injuries have been sustained.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and investigations are underway to determine the extent of the damage and what led to the incident.

Responding to the fire incident in a statement by Dangote, signed by Anthony Chiejina, the Group says, “We have swiftly contained a minor fire incident at our effluent treatment plant (ETP), today Wednesday 26th of June.

“There is no cause for alarm as the refinery is operating and there is no recorded injury or body harm to all our staff on duty”.

The Dangote Refinery is a massive project under construction with a projected refining capacity of 650,000 barrels per day.

Social media has been abuzz with videos and reports of the fire.

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