Showing posts with label FIRE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FIRE. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Photos: Triana Building in Apapa on fire

 The popular Triana building on Commercial Rd in Apapa, Lagos was gutted by fire in early hours of this morning June 25th. The fire lasted for hours before firefighters could actually put it out...but not before an incredible million of naira worth of property was destroyed. See more photos after the break.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pakistan gang-rape victim Amina Bibi dies after setting herself on fire

The 17-year-old Pakistani victim of a gang rape died on Fri Mar.14 after setting herself on fire in protest against a police report that led to the release of a key suspect, a doctor and her brother said.
College student Amina Bibi doused herself with petrol and then set it alight on Thursday outside a police station near the city of Muzaffargarh, in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab.
A video shot by a bystander shows a woman in a headscarf  engulfed by flames, her face charred and distorted in agony.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pic: Fire Guts AIT Company, Houses Price Thousands Razed

The Bayelsa office of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television and Raypower FM station, has been gutted by fire with properties worth millions of naira destroyed.

The fire reduced the RayPower section of the building to rubble.

It was learnt that the inferno, which started about 2am on Thursday, was caused by power surge.

It was also learnt that when the fire started, all the workers of the station had closed and the inferno was discovered by policemen in a station near the office.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

3 kids burnt to death as fire gutted 10 houses in Delta

TRAGEDY struck, Monday, as three kids of same parents were burnt to death in a inferno which consumed 10 make-shift houses at Oroke Estate in Ovwian, Udu Council Section of Delta State. An eye witness said the source of the fire could not be ascertained but suggested it could be from candle light or generating sets as there clearly was power outage at time of the incident.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Graphic photos: African man dies after sitting down at the national mall and calmly sets himself ablaze.

A man has died after setting himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington. Police responded to an emergency call about a fire shortly before 4.30pm on the Mall. The man was airlifted to hospital after bystanders used the shirts off their backs to tamp down the flames, police and witnesses said.
The man, who was not identified, was conscious when he was taken to Washington Hospital Centre but he later died from his injuries.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

A night at a Lagos police station

The telephone call came in the middle of the night, rousing me rudely from a deep and exciting sleep. I had slept very early the previous day having had a very exhausting afternoon. As a routine, I had ensured that my mobile phones were put in the silent mode. But on the fateful night, I had forgotten to change the tone. So, when the stringent Nokia tune broke the eerie silence of the night, I cursed under my breath. As I fumbled around in the Power Holding Company of Nigeria-induced darkness, I had wondered who could be calling at that ungodly hour. In my drowsy state, I answered the call. Then, I recognised the voice at the other end to be that of a neighbour. He frantically told me he had been arrested by the police for wandering while returning from work.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jonathan, 2015 and threats by fire-spitting militants

At the presidential level, Goodluck Jonathan has taken the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office on three occasions — first as the vice-president, as the acting president and again as the substantive president.  These pledges were taken, not as a sectional or ethnic leader, but as a national leader. But in recent times, particularly within some Ijaw enclaves, many act as if Jonathan is the President of the Ijaw ethnic group.
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Friday, August 30, 2013

9-month-old baby burnt to death in Sapele as Fire Fighting Service arrives late

A nine-month-old baby locked up in a house by her parents has been reported burnt to death. The girl’s mother was said to have gone to the market to earn a living by plaiting peoples’ hairs at Sapele yam garage while the father was also at work.

The incident occurred at about 7.00pm, Wednesday. The whole building was brought to ruins as neighbours could not put out the fire while men of Sapele Fire Fighting Service arrived late.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Olumegbon palace, 30 rooms razed by fire

The palace of Olumegbon of Lagos in Isale Eko, Lagos State, was razed by fire on Sunday.
It was learnt that apart from the palace, 30 other rooms in the compound were also destroyed in the inferno which lasted for about an hour.  Although the cause of the fire could not be ascertained, the Lagos State Fire Service told our correspondent that the likely cause was an electric surge.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jealous Girlfriend Sets Her Boyfriend's Range Rover On Fire

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

PHOTO: Electric Generator Room At Ikeja Mall Guts Fire

The fire started at the generator room of the multib-billion Ikeja Mall caused panic in Lagos, but a swift intervention by men of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) took out the fire before it could - 
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

View-er Dis-cretion: Family Of 5 Set Themselves On Fire In Protest

A family of five set themselves on fire in an act of desperation against a threat to demolish their home.Four of the Nepalese victims - a mother, her two sons and their wives - died after the shocking protest inside the grounds of government offices in Rajkot, in Gujarat, western India.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

South African police fire stun grenades at anti-Obama protesters

Police fired stun grenades on Saturday at hundreds of protesters rallying against President Barack Obama's visit to South Africa, an AFP correspondent said.

At least three bangs were heard as police tried to move the demonstrators away from a university campus where Obama is expected to hold a town hall event later in the day.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Fire Guts family of six in Port Harcourt

A family of six perished in an early morning inferno yesterday in Port Harcourt. Nobody could say what caused the fire but neighbors of the deceased family members told sources that the fire started at about 2pm.

According to the landlord of the house, located at number 17, New Estate Road, Railway Quarters,  they heard was a loud explosion. What followed next, he stated,  were balls of fire.

The residents claimed they ran out of their apartments in the confusion, adding that the explosion came from the apartment of the deceased family members.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

UpDATE: Injuries reported as police fire tear gas, water cannon at Istanbul protesters

The police have fired water cannon and tear gas to drive away protesters from both Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park, hours after Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan demanded the square to be “evacuated.” Protesters claim multiple injuries.

Several people have been taken away in ambulances after being loaded onto stretchers, RT reports from Istanbul.
The crowd, which had been chanting: "Everywhere is Taksim, everywhere is resistance," was sent scrambling by the police, the latest escalation of tensions in more than two weeks of mass anti-government demos.
Turkish PM warns security forces will evict Istanbul park protesters
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned protesters occupying a central Istanbul park that they should leave before a ruling party rally on Sunday or face eviction by the security forces.
"We have our Istanbul rally tomorrow. I say it clearly: Taksim Square must be evacuated, otherwise this country's security forces know how to evacuate it," Erdogan told tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in the capital Ankar

Monday, June 10, 2013

Just In: Fire Guts 150 Spare Part Shops In Apapa

The fire was caused by an electrical power surge in one of the shops at a section of the plaza some minutes after 3pm. The infreno started from a shop on the ‘B’ line of the market few minutes after the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, restored power to the shopping complex.
The Speed Well Plaza is estimated to accommodate no fewer than 200 shops, mostly spare parts traders. A resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “This whole incident started when PHCN restored power here around 1.00p.m.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Over 120 dead in Chinese plant fire

More than 120 people died in a fire at a poultry processing plant in Jilin Province in northeast China with 70 more people injured. The fire started at the plant on Monday morning when at least 300 people were working at the location. The plant is owned by the company "Baoyuanfen".   Witnesses say they heard several explosions and then black smoke and flames quickly engulfed the building. Due to gates being locked only about a hundred people were able to immediately get out. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently on a trip to Latin America, has demanded a thorough investigation into the tragedy and to know the identify of those responsible.

Monday, May 27, 2013

SAD: Fire kills 25 at Wedding Ceremony, 30 Burnt (LOOK)

A large fire broke at during a wedding, killing and injuring dozens, according to fire officials.  At least 25 people have died and 30 others were injured in a fire at a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia, officials said.  Hundreds were inside the courtyard of a house in the village of Ain Badr, in the region of Abqaiq, when the fire began.

A high voltage power line reportedly fell and sent sparks flying after it was hit by celebratory gunfire. The power line is also believed to have touched a metal door on the way out from the courtyard, electrocuting several victims.

Most of the dead and injured were reported to have been women. The local newspaper quoted Civil Defense chief Gen Khsheiman Abdullah as saying that the women only section caught fire.

Friday, May 17, 2013

14yr old girl killed & set on fire by boyfriend because he thought she was pregnant

Shaniesha Forbes, 14, (pictured above) was killed by her 20 year old boyfriend who then burnt her body and dumped her remains on a beach just because he thought she was pregnant.
The family of the 14-year-old Brooklyn girl who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend and dumped on a beach blasted him this morning for cowardly slaying her after he thought she was pregnant.
Police had arrested Christian Ferdinand, 20, in Maine on Tuesday, where he had fled after he allegedly suffocated Shaniesha Forbes, 14, and burnt her body before dumping the remains at Gerritsen Beach.
"On the record, she wasn’t pregnant at all. As a 20-year-old man, that is something you could easily find out,” said her devastated cousin Kerry-Anne Thomas. “You had the courage and the balls to kill her and bring her body, and lay her on the beach. But you couldn’t go to the pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test to find out if it was actually true.”

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ipaja Power Transmission Station Gutted By Fire

A power transmission station based in Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, was gutted yesterday morning by fire which raged on for hours heightening fears of likely power outage in Ikeja and its environs.
Eyewitnesses said the cause of the fire which began around 11: am was unknown. The inferno consumed a massive transmission station belonging to Transisco Power Company.  “We don’t know the cause of the fire but it started shortly before the rains began. The fire was so massive that even the fire services were unable to bring it under control,” an eyewitness said.
It was also gathered that efforts of the Lagos State Fire Service (LSFC) at taming the fire was unsuccessful forcing the team to withdraw after 30 minutes. The heavy downpour also could not stop the inferno which eventually subsided around 3pm.


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