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GTBank office burnt in Lagos

A part of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) building in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State on Friday has been gutted by fire, causing great panic and damaging the popular bank’s property in the early hours of Friday.

Confirming the development, The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu,

He said, “The Agency activated its team around 7:49am this morning in response to the distress calls concerning a fire outbreak at GTbank, in Amuwo Odofin.

“Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, information gathered by the LRU Fire Team indicated that the flames observed at the top of the bank building were as a result of a power surge from one of the air conditioners in the office.

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“The combined response of the agency’s firefighters and the Lagos Fire Service prevented the fire from spreading to other units of the bank and adjourning buildings.”

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He added that a post-disaster assessment was conducted to make sure there was no re-ignition of the fire.

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