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Amodu Shakiru, Spokesperson for the Service, said in a statement that the service also rescued 99 victims from the fire operations recorded by the service within the period.

Nigeria-gas-plant.jpgHe said property estimated at 16.38 billion naira, or about 82 million U.S. dollars were lost in the incidents, while properties estimated at 98.28 billion naira, or about 493 million dollars, were saved during the fire operations in the period under review.

Out of the 1,638 fire operations recorded, there were 1,356 fire calls, 113 rescue calls, 11 building collapse cases and 158 false calls, Shakiru added.

Fire accidents with large casualty figures are common in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation where inflammable items are often poorly maintained. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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