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Two rescued from fire in shanty-storey building at Ajah

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Two men were rescued from a fire outbreak in the early hours on Tuesday, at Victory Bay, Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah, Lagos.

According to a statement by the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, the incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. and an emergency alert was received at 04:10 a.m.

The statement noted that the incident involved a shanty-storey building consisting of four rooms on each floor within the precinct of the estate.

Adeseye said that with the support of community members, the victims were rescued alive with varying degrees of burns.

The fire service director added that the situation is under control as the fire had been put out at press time, 9 a.m.

She, however, stated that the victims were subsequently, attended to by the Lagos State Ambulance Service before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.

She said, “Emergency alert was received at 04:10 hours, Tuesday. The incident involved a shanty-storey building consisting of four rooms on each floor within the precinct of the estate.

“On arrival of the Lekki Phase II Fire crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the victims were rescued alive with varying degrees of burns with the support of community members.”

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