By Ibidapo Balogun
Tragedy struck in Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos early Wednesday as a huge fire consumed a family of five persons in the area.
The victims included the father, mother, grandmother and two children, a baby and a girl.
The incident took place at 23 Michael Ogun Street, Obele, Lawanson and threw the entire area into confusion and deep mourning.
A boy was, however, rescued alive.
The incident happened around 12.10 this morning.
“It is an unfortunate incident, it is a very sad day in this area, a whole family roasted in overnight fire, this is sad”, one eyewitness told WESTERN POST.
Besides the family of five roasted in the fire, an unidentified man that was sleeping under a mobile truck was also crushed to death while he was fast asleep at Sari Iganmu, Lagos.
Confirming the incident, Director Fire, Lagos, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe, said both incidents happened.
“Tragedy, a family of 5 persons, father, mother, grandmother, a baby and a girl consumed by fire at No. 21 Michael Ogun Street, Obele, Lawanson.
“A man that slept under a truck was also unknowingly crushed at Sari Iganmu in the midnight,” he said via text messages.