Fire Guts 70 Shops In Somolu Market In Lagos – LASEMA

Fire Guts 70 Shops In Somolu Market In Lagos – LASEMA
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No fewer than 70 lockup shops have been destroyed by an ugly fire outbreak that occurred in Alade Market in Somolu. This was according to the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.

He added that goods worth millions of Naira were also damaged by the inferno.

According to him, the Agency received distress calls on Tuesday at 1.05 a.m. concerning the fire outbreak in Alade Market.

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‘We commenced fire suppression activities immediately we arrived at Somolu market and investigation revealed that the fire was likely from a voltage surge when the power supply was restored.

‘LASEMA firefighters with the Lagos State and Federal Fire Services worked tirelessly to put out the inferno.’

He called on members of the public to ensure that their appliances were switched off when not in use in order to prevent fire outbreak,

He added that the extent of goods destroyed by the fire was still being assessed.

However, Mr. Tajudeen Aremu, an eye witness, who was sweeping the market, at the time of the incident, said the fire started few minutes to 1:a.m.

He said he saw the fire coming out from one particular shop and within few minutes it extended to many other shops.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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