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One killed, several injured as fire guts building in Lagos

One killed, several injured as fire guts building in Lagos
November 01
12:42 2022

A building situated on Adeola Odeku in Victoria Island, Lagos has been gutted by fire.

The fire was said to have been caused by a generator explosion which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to witnesses, a car with three passengers, parked near the building where the explosion happened, caught fire.

The fire affected vehicles and other buildings around the premises.


Confirming the development, Nosa Okunbor, spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said officials of the agency are already at the scene of the incident.

He said the agency is monitoring the situation, adding that emergency teams are working to put out the inferno.

The affected building was said to be under construction.


Videos seen by TheCable showed a corpse being extracted from the scene while several persons suffered burns and injuries.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LASFS) also confirmed that it recovered the remains of a male adult from the fire.

Magaret Adeseye, director of the service, said the fire burnt a Toyota vehicle which belonged to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos police command.

“Unfortunately, a male adult severely burnt beyond recognition was recovered from the scene and his charred body had been handed over to the Bar-Beach Police Division of the Police Command,” she said.


“Fortunately, the four-storey-commercial building where the incident occurred was saved by the fire service personnel and the RRS policemen escaped unhurt.”


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