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. by Nobody: 5:19pm On Jun 06, 2015

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Re: . by Nobody: 5:21pm On Jun 06, 2015
34 houses, 70 shops razed in Lagos tanker fire explosion
Posted by: Miriam Ekene-Okoro in News Update 4 mins ago
Tears flowed freely. Residents of Idimu area of Lagos state, watched with pity written all over their faces as fire fighters battled for hours to put out a raging fire that had left over 34 houses and 70 shops destroyed in its wake on Saturday.
For some it was so hard to take. What has been their means of livelihood had been consumed by fire. For others, a place they once called home had become mere ashes.
Yemisi Osinaike wore a pitiable look. She was supported on her arms by some of her friends as she sobbed uncontrollably.
She had kept vigil watching as the inferno consumed her late father’s house.
According to her, “It is my father’s house that was burnt. It was just yesterday that I spent all the money that I have to buy goods for the shop. Everything has been destroyed. Where do I start from?” she said amidst sobs.
At some point, she was unconscious. Some residents and members of the Red Cross helped her up and took her away to a safe distance away from the prying eyes of onlookers.
Kudirat Olusi, whose family houses was also razed completely was a shadow of herself. For her, it was still like a dream she never wanted to wake up from.
She had just closed from her road side market store and was about to retire for the night, when she heard the tankers over speeding. Baring some minutes later, she heard a big bang, alas, a tanker had just fallen on the road.
Olusi, with only a wrapper tied to her chest, ran out of the house seeing the raging fire trickling down the Idimu junction.
She immediately alerted her family and neighbours to exit their houses as there was a strong likelihood that the area might be engulfed in fire.
“Where do we start from now? Everything I have is gone with the fire. I took nothing out of the house. All my clothes, goods, including money from Alajeseku (thrift) that I collected yesterday were burnt,” Olusi said, as she broke down in tears.
For the Lagos State Fire Service, it was yet another long night of fire fighting. With just over 72 hours after a similar incident in Iyana Ipaja, they were keeping vigil fighting yet another deadly fire outbreak residents said was caused by the recklessness of tanker drivers.
But for their timely intervention, it could have been worse. The fire was nearing an MRS fuel station just a few metres away from where the fire was extinguished.
It was the third of such tanker explosions Lagos in the last six days. Luckily, no lives were lost in all incidents.

Re: . by mdbissalla(m): 5:55pm On Jun 06, 2015
^^^ you said beg
Re: . by Nobody: 6:21pm On Jun 06, 2015
one week .one......
Re: . by Nobody: 7:29pm On Jun 06, 2015
^^^ you said beg
yes beg
Re: . by Nobody: 7:29pm On Jun 06, 2015
one week .one......
God help us.
Re: . by Dollyak(f): 7:33pm On Jun 06, 2015
How do you guys reason? The success of buhari administration can only be a good thing for Nigeria
Re: . by gambit10: 7:39pm On Jun 06, 2015
poo... well you people should keep distracting the new government, if after 4 yrs they are unable to achieve anything tangle, they can never starve again in this life and u lot will retain ur poverty status...its that simple

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