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Dubai Police reveal cause of Torch Tower fire – Cigarette

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Recall the fire incident that occurred at torch tower in Dubai,Police investigations reveal that the cause of the fire at the Torch Tower in Dubai Marina on August 4 this year could have been due to cigarette butts being thrown into a potted plant which began to smoulder until it caught fire. Police carried out similar experiments to gauge whether throwing a cigarette butt in a pot could lead to a fire and found that it slowly did.
The Torch Tower fire raced across the structural facade forcing 475 people to flee to safety from the 87-storey. Firefighters doused the second blaze at the tower in as many years in record time without any injuries or causalities.
Speaking on the sidelines of a day-long seminar on fire prevention in Dubai for first responders, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police said the risk to human lives, financial losses and property damages could have been minimised during the fire if security staff were more well versed in safety procedures.
“These men should be qualified and equipped with enough skills to deal with any tragedy. They need to begin the evacuation process immediately and know how to manage evacuating people with special needs and the injured,” said the Dubai Police chief.
“The security guards are responsible for the safety of residential buildings. The last Torch Tower fire (February 21, 2015) saw financial losses, especially to cars that were badly damaged because they were wrongly parked,” said Maj Gen Al Merri.
Dubai Civil Defence officials attending the seminar revealed that electrical faults and cigarette butts are the leading causes of fires in Dubai since 2015.
Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defence, said 15 people died during the same period and a total of 179 people, including firefighters, were injured. “Most of the injuries during the last three years from fires were due to smoke inhalation,” he said, noting that of the 66 civilians injured in 2017, 50 were treated for minor smoke inhalation.
According to a latest report by firefighters released at the seminar, only four people died in fires during 2017.
“Three people died in a villa fire and one person died in a hotel fire,” said Maj Gen Al Matroushi.
The geographical areas with the highest number of accidents were Karama, Al Quoz industrial and Al Satwa, according to the report.
“Most of the fires happen during the summer months. This year, June saw the highest number of fires compared with the other months of the year. Eight of them were big fires while 215 fires were minor and nine were fires of moderate intensities,” said Maj Gen Al Matroushi.
The report illustrated that fires frequently occur around 3pm and the origins often vary depending on the building design and components within.
The sources of fire in high-rise buildings were often in sauna rooms, waste rooms and electrical rooms. In construction sites, the sources of fire were found in generators and caravans. In villas, fires were sparked in kitchens and bedrooms.
Colonel Rashid Khalifa Bu Flasa, Director of Fire and Rescue Department, told Gulf News that community awareness is critical to reducing the prevalence of fires.
“After investigations, we find that mostly wrong practices, lack of knowledge, and certain habits within the community are the cause of fires. This is the reason why we always carry out awareness campaigns.”

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KenPoly graduate who killed himself, cheated on his girlfriend

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Shocking news of a graduate of Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic (Kenpoly), Charles Orji who killed himself over a breakup with his girlfriend broke the internet last week.

KenPoly graduate who killed himself, cheated on his girlfriend

The sad news was shared by a Twitter user who wrote,

“A Graduate From The Department Of Estate Management KenPoly Named Charles Orji Has Reportedly Committed Suicide This Morning After his girlfriend dumped him!!! Na wao!”.

KenPoly graduate who killed himself, cheated on his girlfriend

Ken Saro-Wiwa polytechnic officials reported that Charles took in “sniper”, a strong insecticide, as a means to end his life.

According to reports by close persons, Charles was hurriedly buried in his hometown due to the unfortunate nature of his death.

KenPoly graduate who killed himself, cheated on his girlfriend

As of last week, the reason behind the break-up wasn’t not know until Charles’s family member revealed the unknown. Charles cheated on his girlfriend and killed himself because his girlfriend refused to continue with the relationship.

KenPoly graduate who killed himself, cheated on his girlfriend

The family member wrote,
“Charles I’m mad at you for what you’ve done and what you put my sister and our family through, we all loved you for who you were to her and to us. This isn’t the first time you’ve tried to kill yourself for a girl you love, but why make rejoice take the blame for your suicide this time around?

KenPoly graduate who killed himself, cheated on his girlfriend

“You weren’t faithful to her but you claimed to love her, you confessed to sleeping with her close friend and even other girls, you weren’t faithful but she forgave you, even though she decided not to put up with your unfaithfulness anymore. You made such a rash decision drinking 3 bottles of sniper just because of the text she sent to you, didn’t even wait to talk to her, when you were rushed to the hospital, she had to send 20k to your people for hospital bills, money she doesn’t even have… before you died you told people that she is to be blamed for your death, now on social media people are cussing her out because of you, your family is threatening her, she’s not safe anymore.

charley, you’ve brought her pain, and no one is even giving her a listening ear… you don’t do that to someone you love… I’ve said enough, let me not say anymore.

“Rest In Peace”.

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Lady who videoed Success, cries out for her own share of money

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We’ve waited a very long time for this. A time when the lady who videoed Success will ask for her own share of the cake.

Recall the viral video of a school girl, Success Adegor who was chased home for not paying her school fees.

Success got several monetary donations from Nigerians and the Delta State government. Some promised to look into her school’s improverished state and fund her education to tertiary level.

Lady who videoed Success, cries out for her own share of money

Well, the director of that video,a lady identified as Stephanie Idolor has cried out for her own piece of cake. Obviously, nothing has gotten to her yet as she wrote a piece on Instagram which reads.

“It’s not like I want to share any percentage of the money they have made with them, they are my neighbours, but If Success and Her Family Have Made Over N5Million I deserve at least N1Million”.

Well, to me, I think Stephanie Idolor deserves more than one million naira. She carried out pure Journalism.

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