A 7-year-old boy has been fear dead in the fire that gutted two residential buildings in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State, on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said due to a delay in distress call, the raging fire caused severe damage to the buildings.
''A fire outbreak that engulfed a residential building at 19, Adekanbi Street, off Alli Street, Mile 12, Ketu, Lagos involved two bungalow structures,'' the statement read.
''Due to delay in distress call, the raging fire has caused severe damage to the buildings and a male child of about seven years old was recovered from the building and suspected dead before the spread of the fire was confined and eventually subdued. Both operations have been concluded amid 15 Emergencies recorded between 08:00 hours and the time of this release.''