By Bose Adelaja
lagos—Two people were roasted to death, while four others suffered burns of various degrees during a fire outbreak which occurred in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, yesterday. The victims were the owner of the apartment and three others, as well as the casualties, including a 4-year-old boy and a year old girl, who were said to be guests in the apartment .
Eye witnesses’ account said the victims came for refuge in Lekki as a result of the elections, unknown to them that they had embarked on a journey of no return. The inferno reportedly started around 5am due to an explosion in the kitchen.
One of the victims who noticed the fire, was said to have raised the alarm which attracted sympathisers to the scene and the victims were evacuated before the arrival of fire fighters but the bodies were found hiding under the bed as their hosts did not remember to rescue them.
The bodies were later deposited in the morgue, while other victims of the fire were taken to the hospital for treatment. The Director of Lagos State Fire Services, Razaq Fadipe, and. NEMA South-west information officer, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.