From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Commissioner for Special Duties, Dickson Umunakwe, has warned residents of the State against careless handling of fire disasters, which he said could endanger lives and properties.
The Commissioner, who expresses sadness over the recent fire incident that killed a family of six, comprising two boys and two girls with their parents, urged residents to be more conscious about how they handle fire.
The family of six, who until their death resided at No. 17 New Estate Road, Railway Quarters, died after a mysterious fire razed their building two days ago.
Accordingly, the Commissioner, while advising residents, urged them to imbibe safety culture in their everyday activities to avoid reoccurrence, noting that acts capable of causing fire incident should be averted.
Umunakwe said: “Residents should be conscious of fire disaster especially in their living environment, the incident that killed the family of six was heart –bleeding.
“It would have been wished the entire compound was burst down rather than loss of lives. Though, investigations will be carried out to ascertain the real cause of the fire