Petrol station gutted by fire, another building collapses in Lagos

Petrol station gutted by fire, another building collapses in Lagos

- A petrol station has caught fire in Ogba area of Lagos state

- The fire outbreak occurred on Tuesday, October 27, with emergency responders making efforts to douse it

- There have been no reports of casualties at the time of filing this report

- There are reports of a collapsed building in another part of the state

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Another tragedy struck in Lagos state on Tuesday, October 27, as a petrol station along Ajayi Road, Ogba area caught fire.

According to eyewitnesses account, emergency responders are at the scene making efforts to put out the fire.

Meanwhile, a report by Vanguard indicates that another building reportedly collapsed in Isiu town, Ikorodu.

Petrol station gutted by fire, another building collapses in Lagos
Petrol station gutted by fire in Lagos state. Photo credit: BBC
Source: UGC

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are on their way to the scene.

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The fire incident adds to the number of recent fire outbreaks that have occurred in the state lately.

Weeks ago, a gas station in Baruwa, Ipaja area of the state was gutted by fire. covered the fire outbreak which started around 6 am while emergency responders stormed the explosion site around 7 am.

An elderly man was burnt in one of the houses close to the gas plant while two people who sustained injuries from the fire were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Several houses close to the gas plant were destroyed by the raging fire.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a lot of houses, shops, and cars in Niger state went into flames on the night of Sunday, September 6, following a fire explosion from a tanker loaded with petrol.

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A collision of the petrol-laden tanker and a trailer caused the inferno that led to the disaster. It was gathered that the tragic accident led to the destruction of properties before the intervention of the fire service from Suleja.

The Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) said the accident was the result of the loss of control on the part of the vehicles.

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