JUST IN: One dead, goods and properties worth millions of Naira destroyed as fire razes Ajegunle market in Lagos

One person has reportedly died as the Akere Spare Parts Market in Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle area of Lagos State, was gutted by fire.

The incident which occurred early hours of Wednesday, March 8, 2023, also destroyed many goods and properties worth millions of naira.

The cause of the fire is still unknown as of the filing of this report.

Director, of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, confirmed the incident, saying firefighters promptly contained the ranging fire and prevented it from spreading wild.

According to Adeseye, “At about 03:28 Wednesday wee hours, a Fire outbreak was alerted to Akere Spare Parts Market, Kirikiri Road, Akere Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos that saw the Ajegunle Fire Station of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service as the first respondent.

“Upon arrival, it was discovered that rows of shops that traded in auto spare parts were engulfed in fire that led to Sari-Iganmu and Ilupeju Fire Crews of the Agency joining up to subdue the raging fire and salvage a nearby major market Petroleum Filling Station with a full loaded 33,000 litres PMS tanker among other adjoining buildings.

“However, a male adult was recovered by the Tolu Police Division around the scene and reported death from a gunshot injury as he did not suffer any traces of burnt while the Lagos Neighborhood and Safety Corps and the Red Cross were also in attendance.

“The cause of the fire is suspicious and will require details investigation to be ascertained as well as post-incident enumeration to account for the number of lockup shops and wares lost.”

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