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Lagos market building collapses after being gutted by fire

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One of the buildings affected by the fire that engulfed buildings at Dosumu Market in the Idumota area of Lagos State on Wednesday has crashed.

Fire razed three buildings at the intersection of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Docemo in Idumota, Lagos on Wednesday.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service disclosed in a statement that the fire spread to another building and one of the four buildings collapsed.

Director, LSFRS, Margaret Adeseye, stated, “An update on the fire emergency in Docemo reveals a significant reduction in the intensity of the blaze.

“The affected properties are identified as house numbers 47, 49, and 51. Tragically, house number 49 has collapsed due to the fire’s intensity and the close proximity of buildings. Additionally, the fire spread to house number 53.”

NEMA, in a post on its X handle, further disclosed that no injury or casualty was reported.

The post reads, “NEMA and other stakeholders respond to the fire incident which engulfed three units of four-storey building at Dosumu Market, Idumota, Lagos.

“One of the four-storey buildings has collapsed due to the intensity of the fire. No injury or casualty reported

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