- Parts of the popular Kara market along Lagos-Ibadan expressway have been destroyed by fire
- The fire damaged a lot of cars and shops in the well-known cattle market
- Nothing has been said so far concerning the cause of the disaster or the extent of damage it has done
Emerging reports are indicating that parts of Kara market along Lagos-Ibadan expressway were on Tuesday, December 31, gutted by fire.
Although the inferno has destroyed a lot of vehicles and shops in the popular cattle market, no official statement has been made on what caused the disaster or the extent of damage done so far, The Nation reports.
Eyewitnesses and journalists report that the incident caused serious gridlock along the major expressway.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that traders in Surelere Plaza were hit with yet another tragedy as the shopping complex was reportedly gutted by fire in the evening of Wednesday, November 20.
Footage of the fire incident was shared on Twitter. In the 29-second video clip, motorists and passersby are seen scampering for safety as the fire ravages the plaza.
While there were no details regarding the cause of the fire outbreak, another Twitter user, Lawrenzodgenius, said fire service operatives are already on the ground working to put out the fire.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has also reacted to the fire incident. The shopping complex is located in Surulere which is Gbajabiamila's constituency.
"My thoughts and prayers are with traders in Surulere Plaza, Akerele in my constituency over the fire outbreak that gutted the complex this evening," the speaker tweeted.
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