An 80-year-old man has reportedly kicked the bucket following a fire razed building at No 5 Aborishade close, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos on Tuesday.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement said that it received a distress call at about 10:40AM regarding the incident.
“This prompted the immediate activation of the Agency’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) to the scene of the incident.
According to the investigation carried out by the Agency’s ERT at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that boiling ring was being used at the last room on the top floor led to the outbreak of fire that engulfed the whole building
Unfortunately, a man aged 80 years old identified as Godwin Oyia lost his life to the inferno as he was burnt to death in the room where the fire started from.
The top floor of the building was completely burnt down.
The Agency’s ERT, Nigerian Red Cross, Nigeria Police Force (Itire division) and Lagos State Fire Service (Isolo division, Alausa division and Ilupeju division ) were responders at the scene of the incident.
The dead body was recovered by the Agency Emergency Response Team and handed over to the Nigeria Police Force.
The General Manager LASEMA Michael Akindele said proper investigation would be conducted on the incident, he however advised Lagosians to ensure safety by switching off all electrical appliances when not in use at home or in the office,” the statement read.