July 15, 2024

One dies as Lagos Fire douses auto spare parts market inferno

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One dies as Lagos Fire douses auto spare parts market inferno

Etim Ekpimah

A male adult, on Wednesday morning, was killed when the fire broke out at Akere Spare Parts Market, Kirikiri Road, Akere Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos.

Adeseye Margaret, Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, said the Ajegunle Fire Station of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service was the first respondent.

She said: “Upon arrival, it was discovered that rows of shops that traded in auto spare parts were well alight that led to Sari-Iganmu and Ilupeju Fire Crews of the Agency joining up to subdued the raging Fire and salvage a nearby major market Petroleum Filling Station with a fully loaded 33,000 litres PMS tanker, among other adjoining buildings.

“A male adult was recovered by the Tolu Police Division of the Nigerian Police around the scene while the Lagos Neighbourhood and Safety Corps and the Red Cross were also in attendance.”

She stated that the cause of the fire will require details investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire and the post-incident enumeration to account for the number of lockup shops and wares lost.

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