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3 Siblings Killed In Lagos Fire Tragedy


By Ayo Balogun- Three siblings of the same parents have been roasted in an overnight fire which erupted at a mechanic village in Isolo area of Lagos, Nigeria.

The fire was said to have erupted around 2:30am behind Jakande Estate, Oke Afa in Isolo while people were sleeping.

It was gathered that there were houses and shops situated at the mechanic village and the children were sleeping in one of the houses when the fire broke in the village.

Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe said there were many shops, houses and vehicles in the mechanic village.

According to him, the Fire Stations from Isolo and Ikotun were mobilised to fight the fire, with each station providing trucks with 10,000 litres of water to fight the raging fire.

Fadipe lamented that the fire roasted three siblings of the same parents in their sleep.

He gave the names of the victims as Christiana 12, Feranmi 8 and Pelumi 6.

Fadipe said a commercial bus loaded with keg of petrol lost control and rammed into another stationery vehicle which resulted in a big fire that spread to the shops and other vehicles around.

He said the fire incident which started at about 2.30am in the morning of Friday completely razed about 12 lock-up shops and 3 commercial buses within the estate and the three children.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has commiserated with the family of the three children who lost their lives expressing deep regrets over the unfortunate incident.

The Governor who sent a delegation led by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Governor, Michael Ola-Dawodu, noted that the loss of any life is always painful, how much more losing three kids to a preventable fire incident.

“It is indeed an unfortunate incident and words cannot really express our sadness as a government over the loss of three innocent lives, who have become victims of an incident they know nothing about. It is indeed a pathetic situation and we can only express our condolence and commiserate with the bereaved family over this incident”, the governor stated.




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