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How fire gutted Surulere Super Plaza in Lagos

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A Wednesday fire gutted the Super Plaza on Akerele Street in the Surulere area of Lagos, destroying valuable merchandise, Safety Record can report. Witnesses said that while the fire was raging, many of the shop owners were seen packing out their goods including furniture, to reduce their losses. The plaza comprised many shops and churches including Fountain Hall, Dominion City Worship, Omega...

How power surge caused Tejuosho market fire – LASEMA

Scene of Tejuosho market fire
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said that Thursday's fire incident at the popular Tejuosho market was caused by a power surge in one of the shops. Oke-Osanyintola added that the fire later spread to other shops in the affected building. He added that two persons were injured in the incident. According to him, the fire...

Road accidents: NGO sensitises 30 on first-responder scheme to reduce deaths

PIC.15. SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT AT BRT BUS STOP, FADEYI, ON IKORODU ROAD IN LAGOS ON FRIDAY (3/6/16). 4009/03/6/2016/WAS/CH/NAN
An NGO, the Health Emergency Initiative (HEI) says it has trained no less than 30 persons in the last one month on first responder scheme to reduce deaths from road accidents. HEI's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Paschal Achunine, made this known on Saturday shortly after the initiative’s Charity Health Walk in Lagos. He said that the walk with the theme: “Walk...

Why FG must invest in fire safety equipment – Senate

Onitsha fire incident
The Senate has urged the Federal Government to invest more in fire safety equipment in all major markets across the country, to reduce the effect of fire incidents on the lives and property of citizens. Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP - Anambra South) said this while speaking to newsmen after plenary, following a motion he sponsored on the “Tragic Fuel Tanker...

Balogun market: Policeman dies as burning building collapses in Lagos Island

Balogun Market
The front section of the six-storey building gutted by fire on Tuesday in Lagos Island has collapsed, killing a policeman at the scene. Part of the six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30p.m. on Tuesday as firemen continued spirited efforts at extinguishing the inferno, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to NAN, part of...

London Fire Brigade disappointed by critical Grenfell Tower report

Grenfell Tower
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was disappointed by Wednesday’s highly critical report on its response to the devastating fire which killed 72 people at London’s Grenfell Tower block of flats in 2017. An initial inquiry report highlighted significant systemic failings by the LFB, including poor evacuation, command and communication procedures. We welcome the chairman’s recognition of the courage, commitment...

Why FG must investigate Onitsha market fire – Reps

Onitsha fire incident
The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to order an immediate investigation into the fire incident which occurred in Onitsha market on Oct. 16, 2019. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance by Rep. Christopher Ezenwankwo (PDP-Anambra), at plenary on Tuesday. The motion was co-sponsored by Rep. Lynda Ikpeazu and...

LASEMA Records Over 100 Fuel Tanker Accidents In 2019

Oke-Osanyintolu praised the efforts of the agency, while citing an instance where they transloaded 33,000 and 45, 000 litres of fuel.

No casualty as 2-storey building collapses in Ojuelegba, Lagos

Ojuelegba building collapse
Another two-storey building collapsed at Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Thursday evening, 12 days after the collapse of a three-storey building at Magodo Phase 1 in the state. The incident occurred at No 7, Rufai Street, Ojuelegba.   However, no life was lost in the incident which occurred at about 8:55 p.m. on Thursday. Some of the residents, who spoke with newsmen, said...

Anambra sets up panel to probe Onitsha fire

Onitsha fire incident
The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has vowed to set up a panel to determine the cause of Wednesday’s fire incident that left a mother and child dead and property worth millions razed in Onitsha. Obiano made this known in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba. Safety Record can report that the...

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