By Staff Reporter
ADDIS ABABA – January 30, 2024 (BORKENA) – Nigatu Mamo, a communications expert with the Commission of Fire and Disaster Risk Management, has informed Ethio-FM 107.8 Radio that 239 accidents took place over the last six months in Addis Ababa and the surrounding area, resulting in the destruction of property worth over 475 million birr.
Out of the total accidents, 208 occurred in Addis Ababa, with an additional 33 happening in areas adjacent to Addis Ababa within the Oromia Region, as reported by the commission. Mamo revealed that 150 of these accidents were caused by fire, while 89 were attributed to other causes.
In an effort to control the accidents, 25 people were saved from these incidents, according to the communication expert. On the other hand, the emergency workers of the commission removed the bodies of 31 individuals who died in emergencies other than fires and handed them over to the police.
The commission highlighted that the victims lost their lives in various ways, including drowning in deep rivers, falling into hand-dug holes, and experiencing electric shocks and other accidents.
Regarding accidents in the capital, Nigatu Mamo reported 35 incidents in Addis Ketema Sub-City and 32 in Bole Sub-city. Furthermore, 30 accidents were recorded in Kolfe-Karanio Sub-City, while the lowest number of accidents occurred in Lidata Sub-City, where only 7 casualties were reported (BORKENA).
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