Fire guts sections of LASUTH, management says no casualties

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Some section of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) were gutted by fire on Thursday.

The fire started from the ICT room of the hospital at about 2:22 pm.

However, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said it successfully extinguished the fire before it could escalate.

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According to Mrs Margaret Adeseye, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the fire originated in the ICT room of the hospital, situated at the Hematology Clinic of the Pre-Pharmacy block.

“Prompt action from the Ikeja Fire Station of the agency ensured that the fire was contained within the room of its origin, preventing it from spreading to other areas,” she  said.

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Meanwhile, the management of LASUTH  in a statement issued by Ms Oluwaseyi Adewale, Head, Public Affairs Department,  said that there were no casualties and the fire had been extinguished with investigation ongoing to assess the extent of damage to the hospital infrastructure.

“A mild fire started at the Information and Communications Technology Unit of the hospital at about 2 .00 p.m on Tuesday, 4th of April, 2024.

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“The fire service arrived promptly and the fire has been completely put out, there were no casualties.

“We want to reassure the public and our esteemed clients that all necessary measures are being taken to ensure their continued safety,” it said.

 

 

 

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