Panic as fire breaks out at Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri

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Imo Airport

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.

Our correspondent 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.

When contacted, the Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that he had yet to be briefed.