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  • Updated: April 15, 2024

Lagos fire: Emergency workers remain at scene — LASEMA

Lagos fire: Emergency workers remain at scene — LASEMA

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said emergency workers remained at the scene of the April 9 Dosunmu Street fire in Lagos on Sunday, clearing the rubble, among other activities.

This is contained in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Nosa Okunbor, on Sunday in Lagos.

Okunbor emphasized that the disaster zone remains restricted, with access limited to responders and security personnel only. 

He noted ongoing efforts to evacuate rubble from the collapsed buildings and continued demolition of defective structures. 

Also, Okunbor highlighted the ongoing task of extinguishing re-ignited flames under the supervision of Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA.

Recall that fire gutted a section of Dosunmu market on Tuesday with some buildings self-collapsing under the intensity of the inferno, while 16 others were seriously impacted.

Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu at the scene of the fire assured the traders and Lagos residents of the capability of the government to bring the situation under control.

He said that buildings that failed integrity tests would be pulled down.

The nature of the disaster attracted a high-powered federal government delegation led by the Director- General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Hajia Zubaida Umar, who visited the scene to commiserate with the government and people of Lagos State.

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