Tragedy as fire engulfs some buildings inside popular Balogun market situated on Lagos Island.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the fire outbreak started from Anambra Plaza at Martins area of the market before it becomes widespread.
According to local reports, the fire has extended to no fewer than five structures but fire workers are currently battling with the inferno to avoid further damage.
It was learnt that traders and shop owners have been moving from quarter to another to rescue their goods from the inferno causing tension in the vicinity.
Some eye witnesses have taken to Twitter to upload videos showing fire engulfing from buildings as it extends in the crowded market.
Recall that this sad incident is happening barely days after a similar fire incident almost razed a timber market in the Mushin area of Lagos.
WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW:
This is a fire 🔥 incident currently happening in balogun Lagos island as of now about two buildings are on fire pic.twitter.com/5HgoEAoykn
— Abubakar AngoHakimi (@aangohakimi) January 29, 2020
Another fire incident at Balogun Market… Lord have Mercy pic.twitter.com/uGPvxuKDln
— Immaculate Collins (@Sprezzatura2020) January 29, 2020