No fewer than 79 people died in different fire disasters in Lagos State between January and November, according to the state Fire Service.
This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the service, Amodu Shakiru, on Friday in Lagos.
The service also rescued 99 victims from 1,638 fire operations recorded by the service within the period.
It stated that property estimated at N16.38 billion were lost in the incidents.
According to the statement, properties estimated at N98.28 billion 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.
“The victims rescued alive were 99 and victims recovered suspected dead were 79.”