Four high-rise buildings collapse, fire razes Lagos market

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Four high-rise buildings collapse, fire razes Lagos market

By Trek Africa Newspaper

Building collapse.

Barely 24 hours after fire fighters and other emergency officials put out the fire disaster inside Apongbon market, another trading arena, Dosumu Market, has gone up in flames, with no fewer than four high-rise building collapsed and goods worth millions of Naira destroyed by the inferno in Lagos State.

As gathered, the buildings that caved in were due to intensity of the fire that had continued to rage since it emanated on Tuesday at about 11.10 a.m inside the market in Lagos Island Local Government Area of the state.


It was learnt that the fire disaster emanated from a section of the market and started spreading to adjoining buildings due to high inflammable materials stocked by the traders inside their stores in the affected buildings.

The Guild learnt that the fire could have spread beyond the market but the intervention of emergency officials attached to the Lagos State fire service and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) curtailed the inferno from spreading further.

Confirming the development, the Southwest Coordinator for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye,and the Head, Public Education, Lagos State Fire Service, Amodu Shakiru, disclosed that efforts have been intensified to put it out.



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