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Two Dead, Properties Destroyed In Early Fire In Mile 12 Market, Lagos


By Niyi Adeyi – Lagos – At least, two persons were killed and other properties were destroyed, in an early morning fire outbreak that razed popular Mile 12 Market, in the Kosefe Local Government area of Lagos State.

Director of the State Fire Service, Mr. Rasak Fadipe linked the cause of the inferno which started around 4.40 am Friday morning, to illegal oil bunkering being carried out in the market.

Fadipe explained that three tanks were later discovered in the market, affirming that the inferno which touched five vehicles, five motor bikes (popularly called Okada) and 20 shops started from the point of sales.

In his account,  the General Manager, of the Lagos state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed two casualties and similar material losses as related by his State Fire Service counterpart.

Dr. Oke-Osanyintolu corroborated Mr. Fadipe’s account on the reason for the fire, when he revealed that some unscrupulous persons were selling petrol and diesel in a shop in the market where the fire later broke out.

He however confirmed that the inferno was finally put out around 8:40am, with combined efforts of Fire service, LASEMA officials and law enforcement officers.



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