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Balogun market fire killed one, injured seven: NEMA

She said the cause of the fire incident, which started in the early hours of Tuesday, was still unknown.

• March 28, 2023
Balogun market fire
Balogun market fire

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says one body was recovered, and seven persons were injured in Tuesday’s fire that engulfed Balogun Market in Lagos.

Ibrahim Farinloye, Lagos Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, told journalists that four persons were arrested for stealing valuables from shops.

However, the Director of Lagos Fire and Rescue Services, Margaret Adeseye, said the fire was under control.

Ms Adeseye said the fire started from the topmost floor of a five-storey building.

She said the cause of the fire incident, which started in the early hours of Tuesday, was still unknown.

Emergency responders at the scene of the fire included officials from NEMA, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Fire Service and the Nigerian Police. 


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