Shops and valuable goods were on Sunday damaged when fire gutted the Ketu Plank Market, Lagos State on Sunday.
The Lagos State Emergency Management confirmed the incident , adding that no life was lost.
The Director- General of LASEMA , Dr Olufemi Oke – Osanyintolu, said the cause of the fire incident could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report .
He said , “ Emergency responders comprising of LASEMA Response Team and the Lagos State Fire Service have curtailed the raging inferno at Ketu Plank Market on Demurin Street , Ketu, Lagos .
“ The cause of the fire incident which reportedly started from one part of the market is yet to be ascertained , however , it is evident that there is extensive damage with valuable goods having been destroyed by the fire .
“ Fortunately , no lives were lost in the inferno which has been brought under control and dampened down . ”
In another part of Lagos , Oke – Osanyintolu said LASEMA Response Unit recovered a trailer conveying a 40 ft container that ran over a culvert at Mile 2 inward Kirikri earlier on Sunday.He added , “ Investigation by the LRT determined that the accident was a result of a mechanical error ( brake failure ) of the trailer .
“ No loss of life , nor injuries were recorded in the incident where the LRT , LASTMA , and men of the Nigerian Police were responders .
“ The affected Trailer has been evacuated off the road to a layby with aid of the agency ’ s heavy – duty equipment . ”
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