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Thu, 04 Jul, 2013 12:06:29 AM
Human casualty in fire rises significantly
Elderly people are worst victim
FTimes-STT Report, July 04
File picture file picture of a fire took place at a house in Espoo. Photo - STR/Lehtikuva.
Human casualty in fire incidents at different parts of the country increased significantly this year, according the statistics of the rescue centers.
 
The rescue centers sources said that at least 32 people were killed in a number of incidents of fire across the country from January 1 to June 30 this year. The casualty figure this year is higher compared to the number of casualty during the stipulated period of the previous years.
 
The casualty number in the first six months of 2013 is even very close to the total number of casualty during the 12 months of 2011, said sources.
 
A total of 41 people were killed in fire in 2012 while 35 were killed in 2011.
 
The rescue authorities identified 26 victims out of the 32 and detected that 12 of them were above 65 years old. Most of the incidents of fire broke out at wooden made single private houses and 75 percent of the victims were male, said sources.
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