An early morning fire outbreak has been reported at the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Yaba, National Office, Lagos.
A report monitored on a Lagos radio station Bond FM, noted that firefighters from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) have arrived the scene of the incident to extinguish the fire as of the time of filing this report.
Eyewitness account disclosed that a staff of the Council believed to have been trapped in between some floors was observed attempting to jump through the window of the 12-floor magnificent building to escape being suffocated.
According to reports, several people are still trapped in the building as the fire rages.
The cause of the fire which started at about 6.50 am, was yet to be ascertained as of 7.15 am. The fire had broken out at the middle of the high-rise building as those trapped in the building were seen frantically calling for help.
None of the Council officials could be reached for comment as at the time of filing this report