Seven years old boy dies in Mile 12 fire disaster


CITIZENS COMPASS– A seven years old baby was recovered dead on Thursday, when fire gutted two residential buildings at Mile 12 in Lagos.

The incident occurred at 19, Adekanbi Street, off Alli Street involving two bungalow structures.

Adeseye Margaret, Director,
Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service who confirmed the incident in her updates said there was delay in distress calls.

”Due to delay in distress call,

  • the raging fire has caused severe damage to the buildings and a male child of about seven years old was recovered from the building and suspected dead before the spread of the Fire was confined and eventually subdued.

Similarly, the agency responded to a fire outbreak at the Leisure Mall on Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos.


“The Fire which was reported at 14:41 hours had Sari-Iganmu and Ajegunle Fire Crews of the Agency in attendance to forestall a disaster in the prestigious Mall with heavy smoke billowing the sky as a result of the audio-visual sound production materials of the Cinema.


“The cause of Fire is yet to be ascertained while it was however confined to the first floor by the right wing of the Mall where it originated from.


“The Federal Fire Service, Ojuelegba Station was also in attendance and no injury or death recorded.

“Both operations have been concluded amid 15 Emergencies recorded between 08:00 hours and the time of this release.” She said.

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