Two Rescued As Fire Razes Lekki Shanty



There was a fire outbreak in the early hours of Tuesday, at Victory Bay, Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah, Lagos.


During the outbreak, two male adults were rescued by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.

According to an eyewitness, the incident occurred at about 3.30 am.

Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident, said the situation had been put under control as the fire had been put out at press time, 9am.

According to Adeseye, “Emergency alert  was received at 04:10 hours, Tuesday. The incident  involved a shanty storey building consisting of four rooms on each floor within the precinct of the estate.

“On arrival of the Lekki Phase II Fire crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the victims were rescued alive with varying degrees of burns with the support of community members.”

The victims were subsequently, attended to by the Lagos State Ambulance Service before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.


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