Petroleum dealer Mogas has taken to social media and allayed fears of ‘a possible fire outbreak at their Banda depot’. According to Mogas, the company was carrying out a routine security drill to ‘check emergency response effectiveness’.
Early this morning a ‘concerned citizen’ took to the same platform and warned area residents to beware of ‘petrol overflowing and jetting under high pressure from all storage tanks’.
‘The depot for Mogas petrol at Banda may catch fire any moment from now. The control systems failed and petrol is overflowing and jetting under high pressure from all the storage tanks. A term we refer to as bust in NWSC. Several fire brigade tanks are camped waiting for the next action at Banda. Avoid that road for now if possible until otherwise,’ the ‘concerned citizen’ posted on his Facebook Page.
According to the ‘concerned citizen’ the police fire brigade deployed several firefighting trucks near the depot in Banda, ‘following the failure of control systems that have led to the jutting of petrol’.