The Nigeria Law School witnessed a fire outbreak in its Lagos campus in the odd hours of the day on Wednesday.
The fire was reported to have been caused by an electrical surge from one of the buildings around 10 pm.
At least five people were reported to have picked up a different degree of injury while scampering for safety.
Nigeria Law School, Lagos Campus Survives Fire
An eye witness revealed that the fire started from the first floor of the five-storey building accommodating up to 1500 law graduates.
He said, “The fire came with a big bang. There was a stampede in the hostel. I saw a student jump out from the first floor where the fire started near the reading room. Other students ran out of their rooms in panic.
“At least, five people were seriously injured while one elderly woman who is a cleaner had her toe dislocated.”
Calm was restored to the institution after the hostel security officials switched off the main power supply before the arrival of the states fire service.
The Director of Lagos State Fire Service and Rescue, Margret Adeseye, through, Public Affairs Officer, Amodu Shuabu, confirmed that the incident was a minor one and no death casualty was recorded.
She also added that a detailed investigation would be carried out to determine the immediate and remote cause of the incident to prevent future occurrences.