Fire Guts Ketu Plank Market In Lagos
Tears flowed freely on Sunday at the Ketu Plank Market as fire gutted the market destroying property and goods worth millions of naira.
Although, the cause of the disaster, which occured on Demurin Street could not be immediately ascertained, it was learnt that no life was lost.
New Telegraph learnt that the emergency responders comprising of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Team and the Lagos State Fire Service made frantic efforts to curtail the inferno which raged for hours
Speaking on the incident, LASEMA Director General, Dr Femi Osanyinolu said no lives were lost as the inferno was brought under control and dampened down.
He said: “In another part of Lagos, the LASEMA Response Unit has recovered a trailer conveying a 40ft container that ran over a culvert at Mile 2 inward Kirikri earlier today. Investigation by the LRT determined that the accident was a result of mechanical error (brake failure) of the trailer.
“No loss of life, nor injuries were recorded in the incident where the LRT, LASTMA and men of the Nigerian Police were the responders. The affected articulated truck has been evacuated off the road to a layby with aid of the agency’s heavy duty equipment.
“Members of the public are urged to exercise caution at all times, especially when dealing with heavy duty equipment or machinery.”