DANGOTE! How Fire Destroys Building, Business Mogul’s Mother Dead As Fire Wreaks More Damages To Life And Property
Another fire outbreak occurred in Kano State in the North West part of the country which destroyed valuable property of an institution in the State.
According to The Nation, Dangote Female Hostel at the Kano State University of Science and Technology KUST Wudil has been gutted by fire last night.
Confirming the fire outbreak via telephone to our reporter, the Deputy Head of Information, Publications and Public Relations Unit of the University, Abdullahi Datti, said the incident occurred around 9.30 pm and lasted for about 2 hours, destroying some part of the building.
He said that the inferno could have been caused by suspected electrical spark, following the restoration of full current electricity to the University.
He added that the management swiftly alerted some relevant agencies including the Fire Services at federal and state levels who quickly responded and controlled the situation.
Datti who could not ascertain the level of damages as at the time of filing this report noted that there was no casualty recorded considering the fact that the students were already at home due to the ongoing ASUU’s nationwide strike.
Recall that Mrs. Theresa Jimoh, the mother of business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, had been killed in an early morning fire incident.
Our correspondent learnt that the victim, who was about 76 years old, was at her house in the Victoria Garden City, Lagos, when a fire broke out around 2am.
She was said to have been burnt to death before the inferno was put out by firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service.
The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident.
He noted that the remains of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue, adding that investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.
Yet, according to Sahara Reporters, another fire outbreak occurred close to to G&G petrol station located at 57, Isolo road, Mushin, Lagos. Officials of the Lagos State Fire Service are currently trying to put off the fire. There are four fire trucks on ground.
An eyewitness who spoke to SaharaReporters confirmed the incident, stating that “about three houses were affected“. At the time of this report, the cause of the fire had not been ascertained but there were speculations that it was caused as a result of electrical fault.
It was also not clear if there were casualties.
Residents were seen trying to assist to put out the flames, as it spread to other buildings, as well as the wire conducting electricity into houses in the area.
One of the houses affected was on Alhaji Amino street.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are also on ground to assist in putting out the fire.
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