Barely few weeks after the Lekki Bank Robbery Incident, another
trajedy befell the opposite side of the area today as the Ascon Filling
Station opposite was gutted by fire
A tanker which was about to offload fuel exploded,engulfing the popular station in flames.
Several cars were also engulfed by the flames..
Ascon Oil released a statement on their official Facebook page.
Ascon Oil Fire Outbreak: No Life Lost. Fire Contained
The fire incident at Ascon Oil filling station at Lekki Phase 1 this
afternoon has been contained. Contrary to earlier speculations, the
main building and the reservoirs are unaffected. The incident emanated
from a discharge at the point of offloading product from a tanker,
engulfing two tankers and some vehicles parked by the road side.
It was an accident compounded by the current fuel scarcity in the
country with ASCON OIL being one of the few stations with a reliable
steady supply even in times of scarcity. No life was lost to the
incident, the pumps are intact and emergency fire service officers were
already on site containing the flames as at the time of this report.
ASCON OIL wishes to reaffirm its commitment to serving its customers
even in the face of accidents of this nature for which a company of its
pedigree is always prepared. Residents and passers-by showed solidarity
with the company as they contributed in no small way to contain the