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Inferno destroys pharmaceutical company in Ilorin 

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A Pharmaceutical Company in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, has been ravaged by fire outbreak on Tuesday.

The unfortunate incident happened at about 11:55am at the Peace Pharmaceutical Company, opposite National Hajj Commission, along Ilorin West Local Government Secretariat, Kwara State capital.

The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle in Ilorin on Tuesday, the Kwara State Fire Service received a distress regarding incident at Peace Pharmaceutical Company.

“The fire crew, upon receiving the distress call, promptly departed from the station with the fire appliance to attend to the situation.

“Upon arrival at the scene, the fire crew encountered a severe and rapidly spreading fire at the Peace Pharmaceutical Company.

“The firemen immediately commenced firefighting operations to contain the inferno and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the company.

“Despite the scale of the disaster, the firemen who demonstrated their expertise and skill, successfully controlled and extinguished the fire with their knowledge and prowess in firefighting techniques,” he added.

He noted that police also visited the scene to maintain law and order.

Hassan furthered the incident occurred when some individuals were looting ethanol from an ethanol tanker to the company’s ethanol reservoir.

“A spark emitted from the pumping machine and ignited the flammable liquid, leading to the outbreak of the fire.

“The unfortunate incident resulted in substantial damage to the Peace Pharmaceutical Company,” he further stated.

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