LASEMA Reveals Data Frequency Of Disasters In Lagos, 847 Emergency Cases Witnessed In Six Months


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According to a study from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State registered no fewer than 847 disaster cases in the most recent six months, from January to June 2022. (LASEMA).

The examples include, among others, pipeline explosions, building collapses, tanker mishaps, and traffic accidents.

According to LASEMA’s statistics issued on Wednesday, July 30, 331 road accidents and 303 occurrences of fallen or malfunctioning vehicles and tankers occurred throughout the study period.

In the year under review by LASEMA, 94 fire disasters were also reported, followed by 23 occurrences of building collapse.

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With two significant occurrences reported this week, the number of fire disaster cases has been rising.

The well-known Okobaba Plant Market near the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was completely destroyed by fire on Monday.

Another fire outbreak happened on Tuesday at Mile 2, Otto Wharf, and it started about six o’clock.

Emergency response reports show that Alimosho Local Government, the state’s largest local government, had the most cases—127—followed by Ikeja, which recorded 109.

Kosofe recorded 72, Apapa 59, Mushin 55, Surulere 53, Ikorodu 48, Shomolu 45, Lagos Island 40, and Lagos Mainland 26. Oshodi-Isolo recorded 88.

Oshodi-Isolo recorded 88; Kosofe 72; Apapa 59; Mushin 55; Surulere 53; Ikorodu 48; Shomolu 45; Lagos Island 40 and Lagos Mainland 26.

Amuwo-Odofin recorded 23 cases; Agege 20; Epe 19; Ifako-Ijaiye 16; Ojo and Eti-Osa 14; Ibeju-Lekki 8; Ajeromi-Ifelodun 5 while Badagry recorded 2 cases. In the same vein, four cases were responded to in neighbouring Ogun State, according to the figures.

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