17 people burnt to death in Kano fire


Raging inferno

By Bosede Olufunmi

At least, 17 people have been burnt to death and properties worth N51 million destroyed in fire incidents in Kano in the month of March 2022.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, on Monday in Kano.

He disclosed that the fire service was able to save 126 lives and properties worth N123.6 million in 166 fire incidents in March.

Abdullahi added that the service responded to 84 rescue calls and 33 false alarms from residents of the state.

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The spokesperson attributed the fire incidents to careless handling of cooking gas and the use of sub-standard electrical appliances.

He urged the people to handle naked fire with care to prevent outbreaks.

Abdullahi cautioned motorists to obey traffic regulations to avoid road crashes.

He added that parents should also be vigilant and monitor their wards, especially when swimming in ponds and playing in dangerous places.

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