Saw Mill Burst Into Flames In Badagry; Plank Market, Church Affected By The Fire [Photos]

Published 4 years ago by: MrJohn
at 26-07-2015 02:28PM (4 years ago)

(3756 | Gistmaniac) (m)


Property worth millions of naira got destroyed yesterday July 25, after the popular sawmill at Ibereko in Badagry, Lagos was engulfed in fire. Although no life was lost in the incident, the inferno also razed parts of the St. Anthony Catholic church beside the plank market.

As at the time our reporter got to the scene, Fire Fighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, Badagry Station, were seen struggling to put out the raging flames as it continued to spread.


A resident in the area who simply gave his name as Hamed said: “We just discovered smoke was coming out of some of the planks and before we knew it, ‘Thinner’ which is a chemical we use to make paint very thick exploded and the whole area went up in flames”.

However, members of St. Anthony Catholic Church scampered for safety as some groups were said to be having rehearsals as at that time. They immediately evacuated the church premises as neighbours try as much as possible to help them remove valuables, as the fire continued to rage.

The religious facility was immediately emptied as the seats, pulpit-stand, public address system e.t.c were taken outside the premises.

By the time the fire was totally put out at about 6:30pm, valuables running into millions of Naira had ‘gone’. Some of the shop owners were seen wailing and lamenting the incident.
Ibereko is a place with a very small population in Badagry, Lagos.



LATEST COMMENTS

  1. tyomon on: Tboss Releases New Photos Of Her Daughter Despite The Troll Abuse She Received Before
    tell me why will any say this child is not pretty, i am seeing this princess for the first time and ... 20 mins ago
  2. waffibabe on: PHOTO: 16,155 Recovered Patients Of Coronavirus Infection Discharge From Chinese Hospital
    They saw death they jump am pass... 23 mins ago
  3. Noah147 on: 4 Nigerians Among The Gang Sentenced to 18yrs Jail Term For Complex Phone & Email Fraud in UK
    They will finish their sentence and be sent home,Nigerians think say the world like them .dem know n... 24 mins ago
  4. Noah147 on: BREAKING: EU Set To Impose Restrictive Visa Implementation Rules On Nigeria
    Am sorry is in our blood we just cannot be truthful or be trusted .Evil lives in our country and we ... 37 mins ago
  5. victorstic1 on: Man Currently Fighting For Life After He Was Butchered by Wife Over an Argument in Imo (Photo)
    THE STORY IS INCOMPLETE, DID THE MAN MARRY ANDRE DE GIANT OF A WOMAN? THAN SAID LIE DOWN AND LET ME ... 54 mins ago