The body of an 80-year-old woman affected in a building gutted by fire in Ilorin, Kwara State, has been recovered.
The Kwara State Fire Service disclosed the fire incident occurred at number 43 Adegboye Street behind the Federal Secretariat, Fate area, Ilorin, Ilorin East Local Government.
The state fire service confirmed the incident in a statement signed by the Head, Media and Publicity of the service, Hassan Adekunle.
The statement disclosed the fire was reported by one Mr Oni at about 3pm on Sunday.
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.
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“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.