Nigeria: Again, Fire Razes Another Lagos Market

15 November 2019

Traders at the popular Tejuosho market were yesterday thrown into disarray as fire razed down a section of the market yesterday afternoon.

This is coming barely a week after fire broke out at Balogun market in Lagos Island and Okobaba plank market at Ebute Metta.

It was gathered that the fire started from a power surge in one of the rooms in the building and escalated to the other rooms in the building.

The fire, which started around 3p.m., was said to have destroyed property worth millions of naira, and injured no fewer than two persons currently receiving treatments in a nearby health center.

THISDAY gathered that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASE-MA) and other emergency responders like the Lagos State Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service responded to the incident promptly.

Confirming the incident, the LASEMA Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, noted that the fire, which caused physical cracks on the building, led to the collapse of the building, adding that "the injured persons had been taken to nearby hospital."

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