Tragedy! Fire Razes Parts Of Makoko And Oke Afa Plank Market In Lagos


While we were grumbling and asking where the weekend went to, the slum in Lagos was burning. Remember Makoko with the floating school?

floating school Makoko

Image: Guardian

floating school Makoko

Image: Guardian

On 19th February, there was a fire outbreak in the popular slum. According to eye witnesses, the fire broke out around 5 pm and it ripped parts of Makoko and Oke Afa plank market.

Here are some pictures and a video from the fire outbreak:


1. Here’s an aerial view 

2. And a view of the fire from the 3rd Mainland Bridge

3. More aerial view pictures

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We really do hope that no lives were lost in this outbreak

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