Strange fire breaks out on popular beach, video sparks mixed reactions

Strange fire breaks out on popular beach, video sparks mixed reactions

- An unexplainable fire incident has occurred at the Ilashe Beach in Lagos

- In a trending clip, the fire raged from the water to the surprise of onlookers

- Nigerians have expressed concern over the incident while some passed funny remarks on it

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The Ilashe Beach located in the creek of Badagry, Lagos state has recently been caught by fire.

In a video making the rounds across social media platforms, the raging fire formed a thick tall cloud of smoke.

Strange Fire Breaks out on Popular Beach in Lagos, Video Sparks Mixed Reactions
Nigerians react as fire guts popular Lagos beach Photo Credit: Screengrabs from clip shared by @kingtundeednut
Source: UGC

Sharing the clip on Instagram, @kingtundeednut wondered what could have been responsible for the incident as he noted a similar occurrence in another African country.

He wrote:

''Similar fire on water occurrence that happened in Lagos also happened somewhere in Rwanda yesterday. SLIDE ONE is Rwanda, while SLIDE TWO is Lagos. What’s happening? What sign is this?"

Nigerians have expressed concern over the incident, many others tried to give reasons why a beach may be gutted by fire.

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There were those who found it hilarious, going by their comments.

@dareynow wrote:

"It’s a sign that it’s time to strengthen diversification of the economy. The creative sector needs more attention and investment. Also, Africa needs to be more United now more than ever."

@iam_slimcase said:

"Something is falling from outer space.. trust me alien ship or something."

@onenaijaboi stated:

"its an underwater movement of the earth’s tectonic plates causing a rapid increase in temperature and resulting burst of underwater molten magma."

@uncle_monkeyy commented:

"Even Water and fire are trying to make it work. Abi I should go back to my ex and make it work?"

Meanwhile, previously reported that the presidency has finally reacted to claims of fire outbreak in Aso Rock.

In a tweet on Sunday, March 7, a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, denied the claim and stated clearly that there was no such incident at the villa.

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He tweeted:

"People in the country and even abroad have been expressing concerns over reports of a fire incident in Aso Rock Villa, the seat of the Nigerian government.
"I would like to clarify that there was no fire inside the Presidential."

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