UPDATED: One dead as 15 houses burn in Lagos explosion Reviewed by Momizat on . An 11 year old boy has been confirmed dead at the site of fire cracker explosion in Lagos as a number of buildings are now set ablaze as a result of the explosi An 11 year old boy has been confirmed dead at the site of fire cracker explosion in Lagos as a number of buildings are now set ablaze as a result of the explosi Rating:
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UPDATED: One dead as 15 houses burn in Lagos explosion

An 11 year old boy has been confirmed dead at the site of fire cracker explosion in Lagos as a number of buildings are now set ablaze as a result of the explosion.

About 15 houses are on fire after a huge explosion went off at the Oroyiyin\Jankara axis on Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria’s south-west region.

The South-West spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed that one person died from the explosion, while a number of people sustained minor injuries.

Our correspondent at the scene of the inferno said the explosion occurred after a warehouse used to store fireworks was set ablaze following an accidental trigger of the stored fire crackers.

The fire reportedly spread to the two nearby buildings and has further affected 15 other adjoining buildings.

Jankara market is located in the heart of the densely populated Lagos Island market where massive structures of three to four storey buildings are built itches away from each other.

Fire crackers popularly known as bangers are major features of celebrations during Christmas and New Year across Nigeria.

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OUR PREVIOUS REPORT

A shop containing fire crackers on Wednesday exploded in a storey building injuring many and damaging cars and houses close by.

The explosion reportedly occurred at 9:30AM in Oroyiyin\Jankara area, Lagos Island.

The fire spread to nearby buildings and about 5 houses are said to be affected by the resulting inferno causing panic to traders and shoppers.

Fire fighters promptly turned up and local residents grabbed fire hoses to try and put out the flames but the huge crowd that has besieged the area has made it difficult for to put out the fire.

The explosion is reported to have caused an alarming vibration in the area while the noise was deafening.

 

More firefighters have been drafted to the scene of the fire and security agencies have also been drafted to help in putting out the fire that has gutted 15 adjoining buildings.

Casualty figures are yet to be ascertained.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/aboh.emmanuel.3 Aboh Emmanuel

    Oh lord grant trader the wisdom to trade wisely and safe in our neigbour hood.

  • Ifeoma11

    How anyone will keep firecracker indoors is what beats me. I hate firecrackers so much.

    • http://www.facebook.com/henry.ogbolu Henry Ogbolu

       Where dem for keep am? If dem put am for outside thief go thief am; put am for house na wahala. Enemy don put hand business come knock, otherwise na today dem begin sell am?

  • sotonye anga

    This is terrible! Imagine the destruction it has caused.

  • Osiobor Margaret

    This season is meant to be one of great joy and not the other way round. Lives and property have been put at risk for too long! The federal government has to attend to the issue of firecrackers as they constitute a threat to lives yearly.

    Osiobor Margaret,
    Caleb University, Imota, Lagos

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