An early morning fire gutted the popular diesel black market in Mile 12 Market in Kosofe area of Lagos state.
Reports from punch newspaper says that not fewer than two people have been confirmed dead, 20 shops consumed and property worth millions of naira lost after to the inferno.
It was gathered that the fire started at 4:45am in the early hours of today, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, however, espoused that preliminary investigation revealed that petrol and diesel were stored in the shops.
He further said that four vehicles, five motorcycles and two trucks were also destroyed.
He said, “Fire outbreak occurred around 4:45am at Mile 12 Market . About 20 shops were completely burnt down, five motorbikes, one car, three buses and two trucks were also burnt.
“We recovered two dead male bodies from the shops.”
The LASEMA boss said the fire was put out at 8.40am, while recovery operation was ongoing.
Men of the Lagos State Fire Service and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps were also present at the scene of the incident.