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LASEMA rescues 7 Children as fire guts Orphanage

LASEMA rescue Unit putting out a fire at an orphanage in Lagos. Photo: LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has rescued seven children from a orphanage home that was engulfed by fire on Sunday.

LASEMA said it received a distress call through its toll free numbers at 3.15 pm (WAT) about a fire outbreak on the one-storey building being used as an Orphanage Home in Aguda area of Lagos.

According to a statement by the Agency’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, on Monday, the fire started from an air conditioning unit in the house due to a power surge.

It explained that the children were immediately handed over to the Deputy Director, Mr Balogun and Mrs Rasheedat Sadik, both of the Child Protection Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development, who then formally handed them over to the RED CROSS”.

LASEMA said no injuries or casualties were recorded in the near fatal incident.

Writng by Omolara Omosanya, Edited by Omolola Ameen and Annabel Nwachukwu