Friday, June 14, 2019

Tag "fire"

    VIDEO: Fire razes VIP lounge of Imo airport

VIDEO: Fire razes VIP lounge of Imo airport

There was an outbreak of fire at the VIP lounge of Sam Mbakwe international airport in Owerri, Imo state, on Monday.The incident left passengers fleeing in different directions.The fire, which reportedly started around 2pm, raged for about an hour before it was put off by officials of the fire service and airport.It is not clear what caused the incident but [...]

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    Family of 6 perish in early morning fire

Family of 6 perish in early morning fire

Tragedy struck  in the wee hours of Saturday at Bawo road, Hausawa quarters, Kano, when a family of six perished in a fire incident.The fire outbreak led to the deaths of one Isaiah Jonathan, his wife, three children, including a newborn, and the younger sister of his wife.A witness told TheCable that the fire which started from the sitting room, [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment fire consumed container filled with card readers

VIDEO: The moment fire consumed container filled with card readers

A container laden with card readers meant for February 16 presidential and national assembly elections were burnt beyond recognition at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra state.The cause of the incident is yet to be known. INEC officials preparing for the elections which are just four days away had to flee.Below is a video [...]

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    Ballot boxes, voters’ register destroyed as fire engulfs INEC office in Plateau

Ballot boxes, voters’ register destroyed as fire engulfs INEC office in Plateau

Electoral materials have been destroyed in a fire outbreak at an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau state.Osaretin Imajiyereobo, INEC's head of department voter education and publicity in the state, who confirmed the incident, did not disclose when it happened.He listed permanent voters cards (PVCs), ballot boxes and voters' register [...]

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    Staff evacuated as fire guts UAC building in Lagos

Staff evacuated as fire guts UAC building in Lagos

There was a fire outbreak at the United African Company (UAC) building at Marina, Lagos Island, on Thursday.The incident led to the evacuation of staff who were in the building.According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the inferno started around 12 pm.The fire shattered glasses and razed some property.Videos and pictures showed smoke billowing from one of the [...]

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    270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

The Terminus main market in Jos, Plateau state capital, was razed down by an inferno in the early hours of Saturday.Adie Undie, Plateau police commissioner, who confirmed the incident, said the fire started around 1:30am.Undie said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.“This incident happened around 1:30.a.m and our men and that of the Department of Fire [...]

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    Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

The headquarters of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) was on Saturday gutted by fire.The inferno was said to have been noticed on the two-storey building located along Sokoto road, Kaduna at about 11am.The fire incident comes a few weeks before the state's local government election scheduled to hold May 12.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Fire officials [...]

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    Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired 11 parliamentarians who are loyal to ex-President Robert Mugabe.Mnangagwa came to power after Mugabe was forced to resign in November.He is said to be allegedly sacking those that publicly supported Mugabe and his wife.According to a transcript of parliament procedures from Thursday, Mabel Chinomona, parliament deputy speaker,  said ZANU-PF, the ruling party, had notified the [...]

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    Fire outbreak at NAFDAC headquarters

Fire outbreak at NAFDAC headquarters

The head office of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Abuja recorded a fire outbreak on Friday.Officials of the fire service are trying to put off the inferno.The fire officials broke windows in the bid to gain access to some parts of the building.When TheCable visited the scene at about 8am on Friday, smoke [...]

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    Fayose escapes fire accident in Lagos

Fayose escapes fire accident in Lagos

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, escaped a fire accident involving his Merecdez  G Wagon in Lagos, on Tuesday.According to Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, Fayose ought to have been in the car but  "by providence, he was not there".Olayinka said the cause of the fire was unknown."There was an accident involving Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose's vehicle on his way [...]

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    REVEALED: 21 states don’t have fire stations

REVEALED: 21 states don’t have fire stations

Joseph Anebi, comptroller-general, federal fire service, has urged the national assembly to speedily amend fire service act 1963 to encourage the establishment of federal fire stations across the country.Anebi made the call when members of the house of representatives committee on interior visited fire service headquarters on Monday in Abuja for oversight.He said currently only 15 states in the country [...]

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    Fire outbreak at Kuje prison

Fire outbreak at Kuje prison

A fire outbreak was recorded at the clinic of Kuje prison in Abuja on Friday.A senior officer of the Nigeria prison service, who disclosed this to TheCable, said no life was lost.He added that the prison was not affected and that the fire was immediately put out.Humphrey Chukwuedo, spokesman of the service, also confirmed the incident to TheCable.He said the [...]

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    Fire guts House on the Rock church in Abuja

Fire guts House on the Rock church in Abuja

A building of the House on the Rock church in Abuja is currently on fire, withfirefighterss trying to put out the inferno.The cause of the fire is yet unknown.According to NAN, Joseph Peter, a member of the church, said the main building had not been in use for a while owing to renovation.Peter reportedly said he left the church around 1pm, [...]

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    People were screaming for help, says witness of London fire

People were screaming for help, says witness of London fire

A massive fire engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday leaving at least 50 hospitalised, many trapped and resulting in a number of fatalities.A resident who resides close to the Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, said she heard people trapped in the burning building screaming for help."I live 5 minutes walk away and we could hear [...]

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    Six dead as massive fire engulfs London tower block (updated)

Six dead as massive fire engulfs London tower block (updated)

A massive fire which engulfed a London tower block in the early hours of Wednesday has killed six people, London Metropolitan police has said.Not less than fifty people have been hospitalised.London fire commissioner, Dany Cotton, had earlier confirmed that there were a "number of fatalities"."I am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities. I cannot confirm the [...]

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    The fire, the sour dough and their heart

The fire, the sour dough and their heart

“….There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be in the run, oh there is fire on the mountain top and no one is a –running” – that song by Asa depicts the moral decadence we have been romancing for a long time. Initially, we saw the smoke and pretended that it’s not our house. Then the fire [...]

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