A fire incident in Lagos claimed the lives of six family members.
A fire incident reportedly claimed the lives of 6 family members in Lagos. The incident took place at Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos.
Doctors at the Intensive Care Unit of Gbagada General Hospital are battling to save the life of the seventh member of the family, eight-year-old Chidinma who sustained serious burns.
Those who lost their lives in the fire incident are Mr. Kelechi Ali, his wife, Nkiru, Onoja, their baby boy of about three weeks old, their son, Favour, of about three years old.
Also killed in the fire were Onoja’s mother, who was on a visit to care for her nursing daughter, and two other children, aged eight and ten years respectively, who were said to have visited for the summer holiday.
The cause of the fire reportedly started in Ali’s self-contained apartment located on 21, Michael Ogun street, Obele Lawanson, at about 11pm Tuesday is yet to be known. The fire allegedly raged for over an hour before the arrival of the fire service. Their shout for help alerted other residents but no one heeded the call.