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A man burned alive in Lagos

Man burnt to death in Lagos

An as yet unidentified 50-year-old man was burned to death after a fire razed a 25-bedroom apartment block at 48 Jagunmolu Street in the Bariga area of ​​Lagos State on Sunday October 2.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Fire Service Superintendent Ms Margaret Adeseye said the agency received a distress call at around 3.19am and firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene . She said they also received a fire call at around 12:31 a.m. at 19 Apata Street, Shomolu.

“The Shomolu incident involved four rooms and three stores in a bungalow building consisting of eight rooms and four stores, while the Bariga fire involved 10 rooms in a bungalow building consisting of 25 rooms and 18 stores.

Preliminary investigation revealed that negligence was the underlying cause of the two fires which resulted in electrical surge, as a reported shock was observed in Shomolu before firefighters arrived,” she said.

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