9th September, 2015
Tragedy occurred in the early hours of Wednesday in Surulere area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, when fire burnt to death a family of five.
The incident took place at 21, Michael Oguns Street, Obele, Lawanson area of Surulere.
The incident threw the entire area into mourning, as the fire said to have occurred at night burnt the entire family to death.
P.M.NEWS gathered that those affected in the inferno were a grandmother, mother, father and two children.
“It was an unfortunate incident, it was a very sad day in this area, a whole family roasted in overnight fire, this is sad,” an eye witness who craved anonymity told our reporter.
Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe confirmed the incident.
He said officials of the fire service battled for a long time before they could put out the fire.
The names of the victims could not be ascertained as at the time of this report.
The fire only consumed the room and parlour self-contained where the family lived and it is suspected that they might be sleeping when the inferno began.
As at the time of filing this report, it was not clear what caused the fire.
Fadipe also disclosed that an unidentified man who was sleeping under a mobile truck was also crushed to death while he was fast asleep at Sari-Iganmu area of Lagos.
“A man who slept under a truck was also accidentally crushed at Sari Iganmu in the midnight,” he said.