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Goods Worth Millions Of Naira Destroyed As Fire Razes Shops Under Apongbon Bridge In Lagos [Video]

Motorists have been urged to ply alternative route following the fire which gutted some vehicles under Apongbon bridge in Lagos.

Goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire incident that razed several shops under the Apongbon section of the Eko Bridge in Lagos State.

Goods Worth Millions Of Naira As Fire Razes Shops Under Apongbon Bridge In Lagos [Video]

Apongbon Bridge On Fire

It was gathered that the fire incident happened around 7am, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, causing gridlock which crippled commercial activities around the Lagos Island area of the state.

Though the cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, the federal and Lagos fire services are at the scene trying to put out the fire.

Taking to its Twitter page, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency urged Motorists to ply alternative route due to the fire which gutted some vehicles under the Eko Bridge.

The tweet reads, “Traffic from Eko bridge has been re-routed to Ebute-Ero to link inner marina. Men of fire service and other security agencies are still on the ground. Therefore, CMS bridge and Eko bridge inward/outward Apongbon is close to traffic at the moment.”

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Confirming the tragic incident, the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, described the nature of the fire as “disastrous”.

Margaret said, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently battling go an inferno at Eko bridge Apongbon, Lagos island.

“The fire which was reported at 03:14 Wednesday wee hours to under the Eko bridge at Apongbon, where various stocks in trade are plied was met well alight by the first set of the crew of the agency on arrival.

“The intensity of the fire has badly affected the Eko bridge truncating movement along that corridor. The nature of the fire is disastrous as all Emergency responders are on top of the situation.

“There has been no reported case of injury or death while Fire fighting operations are still ongoing. Update to follow.”

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KanyiDaily had also reported how the building housing the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters in Abuja, was razed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday.

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