Fire at Nigerian Breweries headquarters as two die in police building collapse

There was a fire outbreak at the headquarters of the Nigerian Breweries in Iganmu, Lagos, on Sunday morning.

No casualties were recorded after the fire was put out, according to Ibrahim Farinloye, south-west spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

Largely owned by Dutch beer maker, Heineken, Nigerian Breweries is one of the largest producers of beer in the West African country with popular brands such as Star larger.

The fire at the beer headquarters occurred same day two people died after a staircase in a two-storey building collapsed at the Highway Quarters of the Lagos Police Barracks.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday.

Dolapo Badmus, the Lagos Police Spokesperson, confirmed the deaths to PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Farinloye said the “partial building collapse” affected the bathroom of the building.

“Efforts are on to bring down the remaining part of the structure,” he said in a text message.

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The company, in a statement issued on Sunday by its Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr Kufre Ekanem, said no life was lost in the inferno.

Mr Ekanem also noted that there were no injuries or fatalities arising from the fire, excerpt for empty bottles, plastic crates and some sections of the bottle holding bay which were gutted by the fire.

“There was a fire outbreak today at the empty bottle compound of the Lagos plant of Nigerian Breweries Plc in Iganmu, Lagos.

“The fire, which started early in the morning, has been put under control by men of the Lagos State Fire Service supported by the Brewery fire team and other nearby corporate organisations.

“There were no injuries or fatalities arising from the fire. Only empty bottles, plastic crates and some sections of the bottle holding bay were impacted by the fire.

“Brewery operations were not disrupted by the incident.

“We thank all stakeholders who have called to clarify or support the Lagos Brewery at this time,” he said.

However, no death was recorded, three persons were taken away by emergency officials for treatment.

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