Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Fire razes popular ‘Kara’ Market on New Year’s eve

A section of the popular cattle market also known as Kara close to the Berger Garage along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was gutted by fire today.

No less than 40 shops, five storage facilities, 20 residential rooms and cash, all worth millions were lost to the inferno.

The goods in the shops and storage facilities include provisions , animal feeds and food items.

Some of the operators at the market speaking to NAN expressed thanks to God that no life was lost from what they described as a ‘ mysterious’ fire.

Mr Adewale Akeweje, the Secretary of the sellers in the market, said that some of his members had removed their wares from their shops before the raging fire became uncontrollable.

“The incident did not affect any life; by the time the fire had spread, some people had already removed their properties.

“It affected some shops and some living apartments there.

“Personally, I don’t have an idea of what caused it, we heard that some people just saw the fire around the area where rams are sold, ” he said.

Akeweje commended the timely response of the Lagos State Fire Service, from the State Secretariat in Alausa which helped to put out the fire.

1 comment:

  1. Thank God no life was lost. Happy new year