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Fire razes 30 buildings in Lagos

By Evelyn Usman

Makeshift buildings numbering over thirty , Wednesday, went up in flames in Ebute Meta area of Lagos. The Police have confirmed the incident  and  said that no life was lost in the inferno which rendered several families homeless.

Report said there were two separate  fire incidents on Freeman and Cemetery areas of Ebute-Meta.

The fire incident on Freeman street reportedly  started Tuesday night and raged until Wednesday. The fire  Vanguard  gathered was caused by a lit candle stick in one of the apartments on the affected building.  Efforts by sympathizers to put out the fire failed as it reportedly spread to other makeshifts buildings behind it.

The scene of the fire incident at Ebute Meta Lagos.

It was also gathered that the fire on Cemetery area was caused by upsurge in electric voltage .

There were however, conflicting report on the exact number of buildings affected as  some eyewitnesses  put the number at over hundred.

But when the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Samuel Jinadu was contacted, he said only one building was engulfed by fire in the area.


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