Seven staff of West African Examination Council (WAEC) national office in Yaba, Lagos who were trapped during the fire outbreak have been rescued by the men of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.
According to the agency, seven female staff were trapped on the fifth and seventh floors during the incident but have been rescued.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA on Wednesday said the inferno was caused by a power surge on the third floor of the building.
“Upon arrival at the aforementioned location, a section of the WAEC HQ multi-storey building was found to be on fire.
“Further investigations revealed that the fire started on the 3rd floor of the 12-storey building due to a power surge.
“A total of seven female staff of the Corporation were trapped on the 5th and 7th floors and were safely evacuated due to the swift response of the Rescue team on the ground. The fire has also been put off and dampening down concluded.
“The combined efforts of the Agency’s team alongside the Agency’s Paramedics, LASG FIRE, FED FIRE, UNILAG FIRE, LASAMBUS, and LASTMA are on the ground to ensure a swift recovery,” LASEMA said.