- There was a fire outbreak in Lagos state on Friday, May 1
- The inferno gutted parts of a gas station in the Obalende area of the state
- The tragedy took place near a BRT station in the area
Emerging and disturbing reports indicate that a gas station in the Obalende area of Lagos state is being gutted by fire.
According to The Nation, the inferno which destroyed parts of a gas station took place near a BRT terminal.
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So far, nothing official has been said about the cause of the fire, the extent of damage it has led to, and if there is any casualty involved.
However, the flames which drew the attention of residents have been quenched by the state's firefighters who arrived at the scene as soon as they were alerted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a fire outbreak reportedly occurred in Festac Town, Lagos in the early hours of Saturday, March 21, barely one week after a fatal explosion at the Abule Ado area of the state.
The latest incident was said to have occurred at L Close, 7th Avenue in Festac Town around 2am on Saturday.
Shakiru Amodu, the spokesperson of Lagos state fire service said shanty buildings in the area were engulfed by the fire. He said the careless handling of combustible materials led to the fire outbreak.
Amodu stated that the fire was put out following the combined effort of the Lagos state fire service and the federal service stationed at Festac.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that Sunday, March 15, was a black day for Lagosians and the entire nation as an explosion that occurred at the Abule Ado area of the state left many dead, scores injured and several properties destroyed.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the director-general Lagos state emergency management agency confirmed on Monday, March 15, that 17 bodies were recovered from the explosion site.
Osanyintolu added that 25 people were being treated for injuries sustained in the Abule Ado incident.
Several claims have surfaced over the possible cause of the explosion. Some attributed the explosion to a bomb blast or Improvised Explosives Devices (IED).
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