No fewer than nine persons were injured when fire gutted a bank building under construction on Adeola Odeku Street in the Victoria Island of Lagos State.
Lagos State is the commercial nerve centre of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and served as the former capital.
Although details as to what caused the fire outbreak were still sketchy, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident.
According to the agency in statement said nine persons, all male adults, suffered burns and injuries and were taken to an undisclosed hospital.
“Investigation gathered at the scene revealed the fire emanated from the generator house,” LASEMA said.
LASEMA noted that a car belonging to Rapid Response Squad (RRS) was also brunt outside the building.
First responders including officials of LASEMA, Lagos Fire Service and Rescue, amongst others prevented the fire from spreading, the statement claimed.
The agency also said the dampening down of the incident scene was ongoing.