Tuesday, April 16, 2019

34 Shops Burnt As Fire Guts Iponri Shopping Centre

Fire yesterday swept through Iponri Shopping Centre, Iponri, Lagos Mainland, leaving no fewer than 34 shops burnt. But the Lagos State Fire Service said 16 were gutted.

It was the fire started around 6pm. The cause of the fire was unknown, but some said it was caused by power surge.

An eyewitness said no fewer than 34 shops were razed. Many traders, who were about closing for the day, were surprised by the sudden inferno. Those who were on their way home were called back.

Shop owners and buyers left trading and scampered for safety.

Fire fighters from Sari Iganmu were later called to put out the fire. They were joined by men from Ilupeju Fire Station.

As at 10pm, traders were seen looking for remnants of their burnt items.