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Heavy Fire guts train and Samsung office in Lagos Metropolis

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A major tragedy was averted on Thursday after fire gutted a train belonging to the Nigeria Railway Corporation in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.

This is just as another fire gutted the Samsung store on the Allen Avenue, Ikeja, destroying electronic gadgets.

The fire service was called, but they did not arrive until about 30 minutes after the fire had spread and caught two coaches.
Some of the workers tried to combat the flames with water and fire extinguishers, but the efforts did not yield any result.
The fire service later arrived and put out the fire, after other parts of the train had been detached from the coaches.
The Nigeria Railway Corporation District Public Relations Officer, Khadijat Adekomaiya, said the fire had caused serious loss to the corporation.

She said, “The coaches were parked for repairs and when we noticed the fire, we asked all our workers to move out. We tried fighting the fire with fire extinguishers to reduce the damage before the arrival of firefighters.
“We will ensure a thorough investigation so that it does not recur in the future. As you can see, we only suffered material loss, no one sustained injuries and no life was lost.”

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