Dozens of houses, shops razed in Mile12 fire accident

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Dozens of houses, shops razed in Mile12 fire accident 

Saturday, March 23 will forever remain a nightmare for the people of Adebimpe street, Mile 12 in Kosofe area of Lagos following an inferno that razed over 20 houses and numerous shops. 

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BlackBox Nigeria gathered that the fire started small from a kerosene stove being used for cooking by a woman called ‘Iya Dada’. She was left perplexed when the stove caught fire forcing her to fling it in front of the house. Unfortunately, a passerby was conveying petrol in a jerrycan at the time. 

The fire quickly degenerated into a huge inferno razing down houses mostly made of wooden structures and corrugated iron. BlackBox Nigeria further learnt that the fire was further fuelled by the large quantity of petroleum being stored in some of the houses for commercial purposes. 

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At the time of filing this report, atleast 20 houses have been razed while numerous shops were also affected in the inferno. 

Iya Dada who caused the fire was said to have been taking to Gbagada General Hospital after he was initially rushed to a nearby private hospital. 

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