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Shock As 80-Yr-Old Woman Dies In Ilorin Fire Incident



An 80-year-old woman has been burnt to death in a building gutted by fire in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Head, Media, and Publicity of the Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, in a statement disclosed that the fire incident occurred at number 43 Adegboye Street behind the Federal Secretariat, Fate area, Ilorin East Local Government on Sunday, February 19, 2023.

Hassan said the fire was reported by Mr. Oni at about 3 pm.

According to the statement, “The cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained. out of four flats in the building, one flat was affected.

“Due to delay in distress call, the raging fire caused severe damage to the buildings and a woman of about 80 years old was recovered from the building and presumed dead before the spread of the fire was confined and eventually subdued,” the statement read.

Earlier, a fire incident was reported to have engulfed a residential building at Olanipekun Hospital, opposite Oyeleke Memorial College, Offa in the state.

The fire involved a storey building of about 16 bedrooms. Eight bedrooms were completely razed as a result of the inferno.

The fire service disclosed that the total estimated property saved at the incident was valued at about N62.8m while the estimated property lost was valued at N17.2m.

The state fire service implored residents to be more safety conscious at their various homes.

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