About two people have been confirmed dead and million naira worth of properties have been lost after an early morning fire destroyed Mile 12 Market in the Kosofe area of Lagos. The fire which started at 4:45am on Friday, 13th March has consumed about 20 shops in the area.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, told Punch Newspapers that investigations revealed that petrol and diesel were stored in the shops.
Fire outbreak occurred around 4:45am at Mile 12 Market. About 20 shops were completely burnt down, five motorbikes, one car, three buses and two trucks were also burnt. We recovered two dead male bodies from the shops.