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JUST IN: Tension as Olusosun dumpsite goes up in flames again

One month after the fire incident at the Olusosun dumpsite in Ojota, Lagos Mainland, another fire broke out at the dumpsite today, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, affecting some vehicles and other properties in the area, InsideMainland learnt.

According to a report by an online platform Top Naija, another fresh inferno rocked the dumpsite today leaving the residents in deep panic.

Although the cause of the inferno is yet to be ascertained, it was gathered that the rescue officers attached to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and Lagos State Fire are currently battling to put out the fire which is currently affecting vehicular movement in the area.

Presently, the fire is reportedly fast approaching the Lagos Pentecostal church, Daystar Christian Centre and other properties in the neighbourhood. This development has led to staff members of the church evacuating the buildings as the fire got thicker for safety purposes, Top Naija reports.

The situation has also led to a massive gridlock along the usually busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Tollgate, Seven-Up and other adjoining areas.

Meanwhile, the fire at the dumpsite is happening for the fourth time in a month as residents and business owners had battled with the thick smokes and emissions from the fire.

Recall that InsideMainland had earlier reported the difficulties faced by residents of the community after the fire incident leading to some families vacating their homes to seek shelter elsewhere.



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