Dump Fire May Cause Health Problem In Parts of Lagos
Residents of Olusosun, Oregun and Ketu Lagos are in danger of contracting a disease, following the smoke that is billowing at the Olusosun Dumpsite since last week.
There was fire outbreak at the dump that razed vehicles belonging to the state government but the smoke has not subsided.
It was gathered that a schoolboy very close to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where the site was burning was suffocated while some children in Olusosun had been admitted to hospital for inhaling the smoke.
Meanwhile, the State Government has advised the residents to relocate until the smoke is subsided.
The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Hakeem Dickson said that the notice became necessary because the smoke had not stopped and to prevent health hazards, the residents must relocate.
He explained that the fire could not be put out due to the organic contents of the site and that it would continue to burn for as long as it has inflammable materials in the refuse.
The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode had said that the area was not okay for a dumpsite and that soon it would be moved to Ikorodu and Epe.