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Fire razes 4 shops in Benin




Men of the Federal Fire Service, Edo State Fire Service, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport Benin, the University of Benin Fire Service (UNIBEN) and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) on Wednesday battled helplessly to put out a raging fire that gulfed four shop on the busy Ugbowo-lagos road.

The fire incident was said to have started from one of the shops, dealing on Hospital and Laboratory equipment, and later spread to other shops within the building.

It was gathered that the fire incident occured by 2pm and caused alot of anxiety as residents and shop owners made frantic effort to salvage the goods, while operatives of the different fire services were on ground to fight the fire, without any luck.

Our Correspondent who visited the scene of the inferno discovered that all four shops directly opposite the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) was completely razed in the inferno.

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