Breaking: Videos Emerge As Fire Outbreak Erupts Under Famous Bridge In Lagos

Breaking: Videos Emerge As Fire Outbreak Erupts Under Famous Bridge In Lagos

  • Part of Eko Bridge at Apongbon, Lagos state were in flames on Wednesday, March 23, with the cause of the fire still not known
  • The inferno, according to media sources, affected some nearby vehicles, although no death was recorded
  • Because of this, motorists and pedestrians have been warned to use alternative routes to ensure their safety

Lagos - The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has alerted Lagosians of the fire outbreak that erupted under the famous Eko Bridge at Apongbon on Wednesday, March 23.

Although no casualty was recorded, the inferno spread to nearby vehicles, according to a report by Vanguard.

Motorists have been urged to ply alternative routes, while LASTMA is yet to find the cause of the flames which started in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Eko Bridge
LASTMA is yet to find the cause of the fire outbreak (Photo: @followlastma)
Source: Twitter

The traffic agency shared videos of the flames on its official Twitter page.

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Ministry of finance releases statement on reported fire outbreak

Meanwhile, a statement put out by the finance ministry via its official Twitter page debunked reports that the building was on fire.

The ministry, however, said that contrary to reports of a fire outbreak in its headquarters there was an incident on the corridor in the basement.

The unsigned statement with picture inset which was seen by said the incident involved an isolated batter pack. It added:

"It was quickly put out by the security personnel on duty. #FinMinNigeria."

There had been reports in the early hours of Wednesday, February 22, that the federal ministry of finance building located at the Central Business District in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city was on fire.

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Eyewitnesses close to the CBD area said the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

Operatives of the Fire Service of Nigeria were already at the scene of the incident to put out the fire.

Asokoro General Hospital on fire, many feared trapped

Some buildings within the Asokooro General Hospital have been gutted by fire, even as patients are currently in a state of panic.

Sources said that the raging inferno is beginning to extend into the main building of the hospital, sending in more fear.


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