Fire guts building in Lagos, several persons feared dead


Several persons have been injured by a fire outbreak, in a building under construction on Adeola Odeku Street in the Victoria Island of Lagos State.

The fire was said to have been caused by a generator explosion which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the nine persons, all male adults, suffered burns and injuries and were taken to an undisclosed hospital.

“Investigation gathered at the scene revealed the fire emanated from the generator house,” LASEMA said.

According to witnesses, a car with three passengers, parked near the building where the explosion happened, caught fire.

The fire affected vehicles and other buildings around the premises.

A car belonging to Rapid Response Squad (RRS) was also brunt outside the building.

First responders including officials of LASEMA, Lagos Fire Service and Rescue, amongst others prevented the fire from spreading.

The agency also said the dampening down of the incident scene is ongoing.

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