Five year old boy killed in fire incident, others rescued


…As Police saved two from gas poisoning

Late night fire has killed a five year old boy identified as Praise Emeka.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, Mr. Bala Elkana who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Sunday narrated that at about 9pm on 4th October, 2019, Igando Police Station received a distress call that there was an inferno at No. 4 Ben Okonkwo Street at Igando.

He observed that value of the properties destroyed by the fire were yet to be estimated adding that the said Praise Emeka was burnt beyond recognition.

Elkana added that the combined efforts of the Police and fire service led to the rescue of other occupants of the building and prevented the fire from escalating.

He hinted that investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the incident.

Similarly, the operatives of the Lagos State Police command have saved two persons namely; Abiodun Balogun about 32 years old and Odisha Ginika, 21, from gas poisoning.

Narrating the incident to newsmen in a statement in Lagos, the spokesman of the command, Bala Elkana said that at about 10.45pm on 3rd October, 2019, a Patrol Team from Bariga Division while on patrol along Shobande Street Akoka, noticed a black Hyundai vehicle parked along the road with two occupants lying down unconscious on driver and passenger seats respectively.

According to him,” They were rushed to hospital for medical attention while the vehicle was removed from the scene for inspection. They were resuscitated by the medical team on duty and later discharged from the hospital.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is an Uber driver while the lady was his passenger. They became unconscious as a result of a poisonous chemical substance/gas they inhaled due to leakage from the air conditioning system.”

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