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Power Outage In Lagos Airport As Passengers Board Flights In Darkness

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 28, (THEWILL) – Darkness took over the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, on Saturday night, arising from power outage that happened there at the time passengers were boarding flights to different destinations abroad.

The power outage at the airport happened between 10pm and midnight, when about four international flights were boarding. Among the aircrafts affected were those belonging to British Airways, Air France, South African Airways.

The departure lounge was pitch dark as airlines officials resorted to gas-powered lanterns and rechargeable flashlights to check-in passengers and walk them through the boarding gates. Passengers groped their ways into the aircraft through the boarding gates.

They complained about the security implications of conducting check-in and boarding processes in darkness in a country currently battling terrorism and at a time too priority should be accorded aviation security.They equally decried the heat caused by the power cut which made many of the travellers sweat profusely.