There was confusion in Lagos state on Sunday, February 16, as the popular Apongbon market in the state was gutted by fire.
It was learnt that the fire began at the early hours of the day with a cause that was yet to be made known at the time of this report. The Herald gathered that it also took rescuers and emergency workers many hours to put out the fire.
Men of the Lagos State Fire service were said to have arrived at the scene of the incident promptly. A social media user said the first set firefighters that came did not have enough water.
In a related development, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed that a total of 17 people sustained injuries, including a pregnant woman and firefighter at another inferno in Lagos.