Five die, 28 injured in 138 fire outbreaks in Kaduna State



 Kaduna State recorded 138 fire outbreaks and five deaths in April and May.

Director, Mr Paul Aboi, told the News of (NAN) in Kaduna on Thursday that the five deaths were recorded in 76 of the fire outbreaks in April.

He said 28 persons sustained while eight persons were rescued in the outbreaks.

Aboi said the 138 fire outbreaks occurred in Kaduna, Zaria and Kafanchan and that the Service was doing to reduce the incidences educating residents on fire safety .

“Property worth about N700 million were saved destructions within the period while property worth N172 million were ,’’ he said.

Aboi blamed the fire incidents on negligence and improper of electrical appliances, stressing that residents should be careful when handling electrical appliances. (NAN)