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Goods Worth Billions Destroyed In Somolu Market Fire



Goods worth billions of naira have been destroyed by fire which gutted the Olaleye Market in Somolu, Bariga area of Lagos State.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the raging fire which occurred at about 12.15 am, Saturday, razed the market to rubble.

Oke-Osanyintolu, stated that no life was lost and no injuries were recorded in the disaster.

“LASEMA Response Team received a distress call from the control room as regards a fire outbreak at the aforementioned location and immediately deployed to the incident scene.

“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that Olaleye Market located at Shomolu was gutted by fire.

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“However the investigation is currently ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“Lagos State Fire Service, LRU fire and the Federal Fire Service are currently battling the inferno and preventing it from spreading to other residential buildings.

“No life was lost and no injuries sustained, but properties and goods worth several billions of naira is currently being razed down by the inferno” Operation ongoing,” LASEMA boss explained.

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