Fire destroys properties worth millions of Naira at Olaleye market in Lagos

A midnight fire at Olaleye market, Shomolu area of Lagos has been razed down with fire and destroy several shops in the market on Saturday 30/5/2020, the fire which started around 3:30 a.m. led to the destruction of goods worth millions of naira, before the arrival of response agencies, Fire Fighters Magazine gathered.

Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of LASEMA, said the operation lasted for over two hours before officials of the LASEMA and Federal Fire Service arrive the scene of the incident.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as at the time of this report.

Mr Okunbor confirmed to reporters at the scene of the incident that “LASEMA Response Team received a distress call; though not timely from their control room as regards the fire outbreak at the aforementioned location and deployed personnel to the incident scene.

Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that Olaleye Market located at Shomolu has been gutted by fire and property worth millions of naira destroyed.

Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services in collaboration with the Federal Fire Service are currently battling the inferno in order to prevent it further spread to other residential buildings, he said.

“No life was lost and no injuries sustained, but goods worth millions of naira is currently being razed down by the inferno,” Mr Okunbor said.

Earlier, a yet to be identified man has lost his life along the Lekki-Epe Expressway when a truck rammed into his car.

The wine coloured Toyota Corolla car with  registration number FJK 353 GC that was reportedly rammed into from behind while on motion by an unidentified hit and run truck, was recovered by LASEMA Response Team from the accident scene at Ikota, along Lekki-Epe Expressway to  curtail any secondary incident.

The Toyota Corolla car was said to have rammed into a roadside culvert from impact of the collision when the unidentified truck hit it from behind, while on motion. Death of the driver and others that sustain critical injuries were attributed to the resultant impact of the collision on the car when it was rammed from behind the truck into the culverts.


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