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.