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111 Dead, N679m Worth Of Properties Destroyed In Kano Fires



Kano State Fire Service has revealed that 111 people died in fire incidences recorded between January and December 2019 in the State.

The figure was disclosed to newsmen on Friday by the State Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Saidu Muhammed.

It also pegged the worth of destroyed properties at N679m.

According to him, “the service received 744 rescue calls and 180 false alarms from residents.

“111 lives were lost and property values at N679 million were destroyed during the period.

“The service also saved 1,055 lives and property worth N1.9 billion from the 813 fire incidents recorded during the period under review.

“597 people were involved in road accidents, seven in collapsed buildings, 54 fell inside well, 58 fell inside open water and the remaining 97 were involved in a flood, domestic fire incidents among others.

“The major causes of the fire inferno include road accidents, inferior electrical materials; use of boiling rings, as well as poor handling of electrical appliances, cooking gas and fireplace among others,” Muhammed however said.

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