Sunday, September 24, 2023

One Dead As Fire Guts Market In Lagos

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Tragedy struck in the early hours of Wednesday when a fire gutted Akere Spare Parts Market, Kirikiri Road, Akere Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos, destroying properties worth several millions of Naira.


The body of a man has been recovered around the scene reportedly killed by a gunshot as he did not suffer any burns.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at about 3.15 am.

Margaret Adeseye, Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, said the firefighters contained the fire and prevented it from spreading.

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According to Adeseye, “At about 03:28 Wednesday wee hours, a Fire outbreak was alerted to Akere Spare Parts Market, Kirikiri Road, Akere Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos that saw the Ajegunle Fire Station of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service as the first respondent.

“Upon arrival, it was discovered that rows of shops that traded in the auto spare parts were engulfed in fire that led to Sari-Iganmu and Ilupeju Fire Crews of the Agency joining up to subdue the raging fire and salvage a nearby major market Petroleum Filling Station with a full loaded 33,000 liter PMS tanker among other adjoining buildings.

“However, a male adult was recovered by the Tolu Police Division around the scene and reported death from a gunshot injury as he did not suffer any traces of burnt while the Lagos Neighborhood and Safety Corps and the Red Cross were also in attendance.

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“The cause of the fire is suspicious and will require detailed investigation to be ascertained as well as post-incident enumeration to account for the number of lockup shops and wares lost.”


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