An early morning fire yesterday, razed several makeshift buildings in the densely populated Ijora Badia area of Lagos, rendering over 20 families homeless.
The incident brings to 45 the number of fire that had occurred in Lagos in the last one week.
Though, no life was lost in yesterday’s inferno, said to have been caused by a high tension wire which snapped and fell on one of the buildings, two children of ages six and eight sustained burns. Report said occupants of the makeshift buildings were jolted from sleep at about 3am, following an alarm raised by one of them. But initial effort to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings proved abortive, because of absence of water in the community. Read more