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WAEC Headquarters fire incident, LASEMA rescues 7

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has rescued seven persons from a fire incident at the headquarters of the West African Examination (WAEC) in Lagos State.

LASEMA on Wednesday morning said the incident started due to a “power surge”.

A statement issued by the agency said,“ Upon arrival at the aforementioned location, a section of the WAEC HQ multi-storey building was found to be on fire.’’

“Further investigations revealed that the fire started on the 3rd floor of the 12-storey building due to a power surge.”

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“A total of seven female staff of the Corporation were trapped on the 5th and 7th floors and were safely evacuated due to the swift response of the Rescue team on the ground. The fire has also been put off and dampening down concluded.”

It was gathered that some of the workers were injured in the process of escaping from the building.

A post-disaster assessment and staff headcount are ongoing, the statement said.

“The combined efforts of the Agency’s team alongside the Agency’s Paramedics, LASG FIRE, FED FIRE, UNILAG FIRE, LASAMBUS, and LASTMA are on the ground to ensure a swift recovery,” LASEMA said. “Recovery operation ongoing.”

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