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In Lagos One killed as fire breaks out during a fight

A person has died and another injured when a fire broke out in a shanty when one of the aggrieved parties started a fire.

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One person was allegedly set ablaze during a brawl in a shanty in Lekki area of Lagos, yesterday.

Another, said to have sustained severe burns, was at press time receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the area.

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It was gathered that fight broke out between two friends in Awoyaya Elefo area of the Peninsula during which one of them was said to have set alight a shanty occupied by his rival.

A lot of these shanties are poorly built and mostly made of wood, which makes them easily inflammable.

South-West spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident, said: “Another person that was severely injured is presently receiving medical treatment in the hospital.”

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