It was a moving sight yesterday, when the mother of two children, aged three and five, who died in an early morning fire at 7, Ifelodun Close, Aralamo Bus Stop, Ajasa Command area of Lagos, was being consoled by friends and family members.
The cause of the fire that consumed the bungalow of three rooms could not be ascertained. The occupants were reportedly fast asleep when the fire started. It attracted sympathisers, who made efforts to put it out.
It was gathered that fire fighters were not invited on time. When they eventually arrived, the victims were recovered dead, with their mother wailing.
The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Razak Fadipe, who confirmed the development, said the fire was well alight when his men arrived the scene.
He said further information could not be gathered due to hostility from residents.