Church razed by fire after suspected power surge
The Kwara State Fire Service has said a fire outbreak at The World Assembly Headquarters in Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday was a result of a suspected power surge.
This is according to a spokesperson of the service Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, in a statement on Monday.
Adekunle said one Mr Akani made “an urgent call” reporting the incident around 5:08 pm on September 3.
“The fire crew promptly responded to the call. Upon arrival at the scene, they found that a devastating inferno had already consumed the auditorium of the church due to late call despite the significant damage caused by the fire,” he said.
“However, the firemen managed to contain the inferno and prevent it from spreading further.”
He added that a subsequent investigation was carried out into the cause of the outbreak, saying, “It was suspected to be as a result of [a] power surge.”
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