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FLASH: A popular market in Lagos is destroyed by fire, destroying millions of goods

After a midnight fire devastated the well-known Ladipo Plank Market Amukoko, located on Iganmu Road in the Orile neighborhood of Lagos State, many items and property valued at millions of naira were lost

There were no reports of any casualties, according to Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, the permanent secretary of LASEMA, the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority

The agency responded to distress calls and arrived to the incident area above, where it found the plank market completely destroyed by fire, according to Oke-Osanyitolu

Thankfully, nobody has lost their life. But the inferno destroyed items and property that had not yet been counted

Thankfully, nobody has lost their life. But the inferno destroyed items and property that had not yet been counted

Although the exact cause of the fire is yet unknown, witnesses reported that it began in the main market at around 12:30 in the morning

As of six in the morning, the LASEMA, the Lagos State Fire Service, and the Federal Fire Service were still struggling to douse the roaring fire while the rescue effort went on

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