- A fire outbreak has occurred at Gowon Estate in the Alimosho local government area of Lagos state
- The inferno, which occurred after a tanker loaded with petrol made contact with an electric pole, started at the early hours of Monday, November 11
- So far, the police command in the state has not given an official statement on the life-threatening incident
There has been a fire outbreak at Gowon Estate in Ipaja located within the Alimosho local government area of Lagos state.
The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) has said that the inferno was caused by the contact between a tanker conveying stolen petroleum product from a vandalized pipeline came in with an electric pole.
Moreover, the police command in the state is yet to release an official statement on the tragic development.
LASEMA said that the incident took place at the back of Honeyland School, Abesan Estate, Ipaja, adding that no causalities were recorded as residents in the area helped the state's fire service to put out the flames.
The agency said that it has contacted men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well as officials of NNPC for the trans-loading and recoup of the petrol in tanker and truck of vandals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria had recorded another fire incident as parts of the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service in Abuja, on Monday, October 28, went up in flames.
Legit.ng gathered that FIRS officials said the outbreak affected a store. According to sources at the headquarters, only a canteen used by the agency’s staff members at the annex was affected.
Wahab Gbadamosi, the spokesman of the organisation, had reportedly reacted to the fire incident.
In an earlier post, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had reacted to the fire incident in Onitsha, Anambra state on Wednesday, October 16.
The president in a series of tweets posted via his official social media handle described the incident where a full leaden petrol tanker fell at the market area leading to the loss of lives and property worth billions as sad and regrettable.
Stating that the sight of the charred remains of a mother and her child who are victims of the fire incident, President Buhari also extended his sympathy to all the victims of the explosion.
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