Seven female staff rescued as fire guts WAEC Headquarters In Lagos

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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.”

The headquarters of the West African Examination (WAEC) in Lagos State was on Wednesday morning gutted by fire .

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it was caused by  a “power surge”.

The Shield Online reports that LASEMA stated in a statement that “Upon arrival at the aforementioned location, a section of the WAEC HQ multi-storey building was found to be on fire.

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

“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.”

The agency added that “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,” pointing out that “Recovery operation ongoing.”

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