Two dead, properties razed as fire guts Mile 12 market, Lagos

By Precious Igbonwelundu
No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead with properties worth million destroyed after an early morning fire gutted the popular Mile 12 market in Ketu, Lagos.
The outbreak which started at about 4:45am, was said to have commenced at the oil and fuel station of the market.
Also affected were 20 shops, five motorcycles, a car, three buses and two trucks.
It was learnt that the fire burnt rapidly because the marketers stored petroleum products in their shops.
Although the cause of the outbreak could not be ascertained at the time of this report, excess heat it was learnt could not be ruled out.
At the time of filing this report, many people were feared trapped in the inferno as vigorous fire fighting operation by men of the Lagos State Fire Service, Police Disaster Unit and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)were ongoing.


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