Black Saturday for Lagos traders as fire guts 1-storey building

Black Saturday for Lagos traders as fire guts 1-storey building

- Some residents of Lagos are in tears as their business premises went up in flames on Saturday, May 30

- The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as rescue workers made efforts to put it out

- The incident was also confirmed by the Lagos State emergency unit

It was a black Saturday, May 30, for some traders and business people in the Ikeja area of Lagos state as their business premises was gutted by fire.

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At the time of this report, the details of the fire incident were unknown by rescue workers and firefighters were seen making frantic efforts to subdue the inferno.

Residents had raised an alarm calling on the government to immediately draft its rescue workers to the scene of the fire incident.

A video seeking to draw attention to the fire was posted on Twitter.

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"There is a storey building burning at Olowu Ikeja right now. We have been calling the fire service. Please help us to keep calling the fire service," another resident of the area announced on Twitter.

It was learnt that the building is located at 42 Olowu Street in the central business area of Ikeja.

Legit.ng earlier reported how tragedy was averted in Lagos on Saturday, May 30, when a fire outbreak hit the Olaleye market in the Shomolu area of the state at midnight.

The incident was said to have left owners of shops and stalls in a serious panic.

Quoting Premium Times, the report said the fire incident, which started around 3:30 am, engulfed some shops and destroyed goods worth billions of naira.

It took the combined efforts of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Federal Fire Service to prevent what could have been a massive blow on the state economy as the fire was totally curtailed.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported how a fire tanker explosion caused a lot of scare in the Moniya area of Ibadan while the flames also claimed the lives of two persons.

The explosion which took place on Friday, May 8, was caused by a collision with an oncoming vehicle near a filling station, The Nation reports.

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Journalists gathered that the explosion which lasted for a considerable period of time also destroyed a lot of properties including shops, cars, motorcycles.

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