Fire guts Imo airport

There was confusion as passengers and staff at the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport ran helter sketer following a fire outbreak on the arrival section of the Airport on Monday.

The cause of the fire was not known as at the time of filling this report but a source at the Airport said that there was ongoing renovation at the arrival hall, which was totally razed.

Reports say the inferno, which raged for about one hour, started around 2:10 p.m.

It took the efforts of men from the Fire service and airport workers to put off the fire.

“It was a mysterious fire outbreak. It happened at the arrival section of the airport where the authority was carrying out renovation work,” a source said.

“It would have caused bigger havoc but for the arrival of men of the fire service.

“It started around 2:10 p.m., and raged for 50 minutes. It damaged equipment and infrastructure but people assisted in savaging the situation.”

When contacted the Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that he has not being officially briefed.