Fire kills boy 5 in Lagos

Fire kills boy 5 in Lagos

Fire outbreak at the weekend killed a five-year-old boy in the Igando area of Lagos and destroyed property worth millions of Naira.

Lagos State Police public relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana, told Cornerstone News that the Igando Police Station received a distress call that there was an inferno at No 4, Ben Okonkwo Okonkwo Igando and the police raced to the scene.

Bala said that a five-year-old boy, Praise Emeka, was burnt beyond recognition while property worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

He said the combined efforts of the police and fire service led to the rescue of other occupants of the building and prevented the fire from escalating.

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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