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Fire: 1 body recovered, 7 injured, 4 arrested after Lagos inferno



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

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Lagos Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Tuesday in Lagos, said that four persons were arrested for stealing valuables from shops.

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

Adeseye said that 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, is 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.

Fabian Ekeruche

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