5000 people rendered homeless due to fire outbreak in Ebute-Metta on Monday


A fire outbreak which started on Monday night around 8pm and extended to the early hours of Tuesday morning has engulfed five buildings and a sawmill in Oko-Baba area of Ebute-Metta, Lagos, displacing over 5,000 persons and destroying properties worth millions of naira.

According to a resident, a boy was preparing noodles on the stove that night, close to where a generator was, and suddenly an explosion occurred. The fire began to spread to other buildings till it reached a near by sawmill and other shops around.

No casualty was recorded but several persons reportedly sustained injuries in the resultant stampede.

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