Fire kills family of four inLagos

An overnight fire has killed a family of four, simply

identified as Eze’s family, at No. 13, Buraimoh street,

Bariga area of Lagos.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasak

Fadipe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of

Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos.

Fadipe said the incident occurred at about 2.48 a.m.

He said personnel of the service got to the scene of the

incident as soon as they got information about the fire,

but that due to the double burglary irons on the door and

window of the apartment, they were unable to reach the

victims in time.

“The apartment is a chemist store. The father, mother,

and two children of ages five and eight were found dead

inside the store.

“ We advise that although one needs security in his or her

house or business place, it should not be to the detriment

of the people.

“Members of the family should always know the exit of

their apartment whenever there is an emergency,” the

director said.

Some sources told NAN that the deceased woman was

pregnant mother of the two children and that

the fire started after electricity supply was restored to the

area.

Others believed that the fire could have been caused by

candlelight.

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