A father, mother, grandmother and two children (a baby and a girl), were reportedly burnt to death after a huge fire engulfed their home, in Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos early today.
The incident which occurred at about 12:10am this morning, threw the entire area into confusion and deep mourning. A boy was, however, rescued alive.
An eyewitness who spoke to newsmen said, “It is an unfortunate incident, it is a very sad day in this area, a whole family roasted in overnight fire, this is sad”,
Besides the family of five roasted in the fire, an unidentified man that was sleeping under a mobile truck was also crushed to death while he was fast asleep at Sari Iganmu, Lagos.
Director Fire Service, Lagos state, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe, who confirmed the incidents said, “Tragedy, a family of 5 persons, father, mother, grandmother, a baby and a girl consumed by fire at No. 21 Michael Ogun Street, Obele, Lawanson.
“A man that slept under a truck was also unknowingly crushed at Sari Iganmu in the midnight,” he said .