By Watchdog reporter

Today, a notification on whatsapp was served to the entire public. We were told residents of Banda are being evacuated as the depot for Mogas petrol threatens to burst into flames any time from now.

According to reports, the control systems failed and petrol is overflowing and jetting under high pressure from all the storage tanks.

Several fire brigade tanks had camped waiting for the next action at Banda and motorists were advised to avoid that road.


However, we understand that was a regular drill for the fuel company. Regular drills are carried out in such operations to ensure they have systems to stop any catastrophe. The drill in Banda was explained by Mogas management as it has created public unease.

Mogas press release

Mogas press release