Fire Wreaks Havoc At Ebute Metta Sawmill

Fire Wreaks Havoc At Ebute Metta SawmillGoods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire incident that gutted the popular Adekunle Sawmill in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State.

Residents said the inferno started from a surge, after the restoration of power by the electricity distribution company covering the area.

Although no life was lost in the incident, the traders called for a permanent solution to the recurring cases of fire outbreak in the market over the last couple of years.

The inferno comes less than 24 hours after the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it has attended to about 50 cases of disasters between Friday and Sunday.

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The agency has appealed to Nigerians to be safety conscious and guide against unsafe practices as the new phase of dry season sets in.

NEMA also advised parents and schools to educate children and the elderly about basic safe actions.

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NEMA: About 50 Disasters Recorded In Lagos, Ogun

fire4Emergency agencies in Lagos and Ogun states say they have attended to about 50 different disasters between Friday and Sunday.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), one of the disasters which occurred on Sunday was the fire outbreak at Rida National Plastic Company in Oshodi area of Lagos State.

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Other cases include the fire outbreak at CMS Bookshops in Lagos, a car explosion in Abeokuta and a wild bush fire at Ipokia area of Ogun State, all on Saturday.

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NEMA said that five deaths have been recorded so far in all the incidents.

The agency has appealed to Nigerians to be safety conscious and guard against unsafe practices as the new phase of dry season sets in.

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Parents and schools have also been advised to educate children and the elderly about basic safe actions.

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