“Trapped in the Building”: Lady Rescued as Fire Guts Popular Lagos Supermarket

“Trapped in the Building”: Lady Rescued as Fire Guts Popular Lagos Supermarket

  • Globus, a popular supermarket in the Festac area of Lagos state, was on Monday, March 25 razed by fire
  • The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said an adult female was rescued by firefighters
  • Adeseye disclosed that the rescued lady was trapped in the building before the firefighters alongside LASEMA officials rescued her

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Amuwo Odofin, Lagos state - A yet-to-be-identified lady was rescued alive as fire gut Globus supermarket along the Festac link bridge in the Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state

The adult female who was trapped in the building was rescued by firefighters around 12:30pm on Monday, March 25.

Fire guts popular supermarket in Lagos
Firefighters rescue lady trapped in the building during fire outbreak Photo credit: @AnosikeStanley
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The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye disclosed this in a statement, The Punch reported.

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Adeseye said the firefighters collaborated with the Federal Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) to put out the fire.

“Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a significant blaze engulfing the supermarket’s storage facility, emitting heavy smoke into the sky from combustible materials. Collaborating with the Federal Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the fire was successfully contained, preventing its spread to other sections and adjacent buildings.”

She added:

“During the operation, emergency responders rescued an adult female who was trapped in the building. Investigations into the cause of the fire are underway and will be conducted with due diligence.”

As reported by Vanguard, other members of staff reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries of the resultant stampede after the fire started around 11 am.

Legit.ng recalls that a fire outbreak razed some shops in the Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo section of the Idumota Market in Lagos state.

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The fire incident destroyed goods worth millions of Naira in the two two-storey structures and one three-storey building majorly for selling clothes, bags and shoes.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Next Cash and Carry, a popular supermarket in Kado, Abuja, was razed by fire.

It was gathered that firefighters were seen battling to contain the inferno with at least three fire trucks.

The Spokeswoman of the FFS, Ugo Huan who confirmed the incident, urged motorists to consider using alternative routes.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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