2021: fire service report: 98 persons died  during  local swimming  in Kano,  201 fake emergency calls

 

 

 

 

2021: fire service report: 98 persons died  during  local swimming  in Kano,  201 fake emergency calls

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

 

Kano state fire service has disclosed in that in the out gone year, 2021, 98 persons lose their lives during  local swimming that took place  across various parts of  the state.

 

The service in a statement tagged Annual Statistics issues December 2, said it received emergency calls from  27 fire station from spread  across the State.

 

The statement signed by the public relations officer of the service, Saminu Yusif Abdullahi said 831 fire calls were put through to the service  in 2021.

 

According to him, recue calls had  lead the service  to attend to 818 incidences.

 

In his words “ The number of false alarms from January to December is 201 .

 

“number of people, who  fell inside an open water 113 and those who died  as a results of swimming in ponds or rivers  98.

 

“number of people, who  fell or were  trapped in a well 37,  and number of people, who  died inside   water well 27.

 

“from January to December  the state fire service attended 655 road accident in the state.

 

Saminu further said “ during raining season 2 building collapse were reported in the year 2021, we also  conveyed 14 people,   who  fell sick on the road to hospital.

 

“ the state fire service executed one  rescue of a person who got electrocuted at Kofar Nassarawa Railway cabin.

 

“ Six persons  where found dead in their apartments, three animals were rescued  from January to December 2021.

 

“ estimated properties destroyed by the fire  worth *N* *660,157,366* . In the year 2021, estimated properties save by our men is *N* *1,579,706,274* .*182* lives where lost from January to December 2021,in  different incidences. We successfully rescued *1,240*persons  from the various incidences.

 

 

The service appealed to  domestic residents   to handle fire with care to prevent   inferno.

 

Saminu further  begged motorist and commuters   to always    abide by  traffic rules  to help stem cases of rampant  road accidents .

 

He lamented the poor vigilance attitude of some parents and guardians towards the movement of their children and wards.

 

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