Tragedy struck on Sunday at the Trinity Spare Parts Market in the Olodi Apapa area of Ajegunle, Lagos, as no fewer than 150 shops, including their materials, were consumed by an inferno.
It was believed that the fire was caused by an electrical power surge in one of the shops at a section of the plaza some minutes after 3pm.
Our correspondent gatherred that the infreno started from a shop on the ‘B’ line of the market few minutes after the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, restored power to the shopping complex.
The Speed Well Plaza is estimated to accommodate no fewer than 200 shops, mostly spare parts traders.
A resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “This whole incident started when PHCN restored power here around 1.00p.m.