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In Lagos Fire destroys Ladipo market

The fire incident was caused by a power surge from an electric pole that that fell on some of the shops.

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Ladipo Market

(Premium Times)

50 shops in the popular Ladipo market, in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state, has been destroyed by fire.

Vanguard reports that 100 traders were also displaced as a result of the inferno.

Reports say the fire incident was caused by a power surge from an electric pole that fell on some of the shops.

Some traders also claimed that the fire started around 3am on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

A businessman reportedly lost N350,000 which he left in a safe in his shop.

One of the traders Mr. Felix Okoro said “We tried putting out the fire before it escalated with over 50 industrial fire extinguishers, but all efforts proved abortive.”

READ: Midnight fire destroys Sabon Gari market

The director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, also confirmed the incident, saying his men were on ground till the fire was put out by 10 am.

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