An unknown policeman on Tuesday reportedly died in the fire that ravaged the Mandillas Building at the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island.

After fire fighters and other rescue team have put in their best to curtail the fire from causing further damages, the fire  continued burning till Wednesday morning

The policeman was said to have lost his life when a section of the building collapsed.

The Rapid Response Squad, RRS, disclosed the death of the policeman to the public  through their twitter handle @rrslagos767.

The tweet reads: “We are still at the scene of the fire incident. Though it has reduced to a reasonable extent, Efforts are still on to put it out completely. Partial building collapse occurred during the process which claimed the life a policeman from a nearby division.” It was also gathered that another unidentified victim had earlier been killed in the explosion that triggered the fire earlier in the morning.

Source: Punch