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Two Rescued As Fire Guts Lagos Shanty-Storey Building

Following the fire outbreak in the early hours of Tuesday at Victory Bay, Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah, Lagos, two male adults have been reportedly rescued from the incident.

In a statement made available to newsmen, the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said the incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. and an emergency alert was received at 04:10 a.m.

Adeseye stated that the incident involved a shanty-storey building consisting of four rooms on each floor within the precinct of the estate.

She disclosed that the victims were rescued alive with varying degrees of burnt with the support of community members.

According to the director, the situation had been put under control as the fire had been put out at press time, 9 a.m.

She, however, stated that the victims were subsequently, attended to by the Lagos State Ambulance Service before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.

She said, “Emergency alert was received at 04:10 hours, Tuesday. The incident involved a shanty-storey building consisting of four rooms on each floor within the precinct of the estate.

“On arrival of the Lekki Phase II Fire crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the victims were rescued alive with varying degrees of burns with the support of community members.”

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