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UPDATE: Apongbon Fire Outbreak Badly Affects Eko Bridge, Says Lagos Fire Service Chief

 

The Director, Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, on Wednesday, said the Eko Bridge in Apongbon, has been badly affected by the fire which raged Apongbon market.

It would be recalled that in the early hours of today (Wednesday), there was fire outbreak at Apongbon market on Lagos Island where the Eko bridge was sited.

In a statement issued and signed by Adeseye, the agency explained that the intensity of the fire has badly affected the Eko bridge truncating movement along that corridor.

The agency said that the fire had affected the wares of traders who carried out their activities but that there were no cases of injury or death yet.

“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently battling go an inferno at Eko bridge Apongbon, Lagos island.

“The fire which was reported at 03:14 Wednesday wee hours to under the Eko bridge at Apongbon, where various stocks in trade are plied was met well alight by the first set of crew of the Agency on arrival,” she said.

The agrncy added:  “The nature of the fire is disastrous as all Emergency responders are on top of the situation.

“There has been no reported case of injury or death while Fire fighting operations still ongoing. Update to follow”.

 

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