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Fire Service rescues one from fire disaster, while 2 others injured in Lagos



The Lagos State Fire Service has confirmed that one of the victims of the  fire disaster  that happened at Iyana Odo Bus Stop, in Idimu area of Lagos State on Dec. 5 had been rescued.


The Chief Public Affairs of the service, Mr Dosunmu Jamiu, who confirmed the development, added that  two other victims sustained  various degrees of burnt.


“The rescued victim has been taken to the Alimosho General Hospital where he is receiving treatment,” Jamiu said in a  statement.


It said, “Two people were trapped in a fire disaster at Iyana Odo Bus Stop in  Idimu Local Council Development Area of  Lagos state on Thursday.


Jamiu in the statement  also quoted the Acting Head of Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs  Adeseye Margaret, as saying  that the agency would continue to serve the people of Lagos State .


Adeseye was also quoted to have  said that the state fire service was  determined to ensure that fire incidents were contained to the barest minimum in the state.


She said that the organisation would continue  to guarantee  the safety of  the lives and property of the residents of the state .


The statement by the PRO said that  preliminary investigation had  revealed that a cleric was performing a spiritual bath for a man.


It stated  that the cleric had  attempted  to light a candle and the spark from it  ignited a fire from an oil spillage caused by pipeline vandalism .


It said that  men from Ikotun Fire Station were drafted to the scene and were supported by their counterparts from Abesan Fire Station.


The spokesman in the statement also said that men from the Agege Fire Station carried out a rescue operation at No. 16, Oladimeji Oladipupo St., Enilolobo Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.


” The rescue operation was carried  out on a 24-year- old boy, Yusuf Olajide,  who accidentally fell into a well.


” Olajide suspected to have died in the well was, however, rescued alive by the men of the  fire service, ” the statement said.


Edited & Vetted By: Peter Dada

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