Nico counting the cost of devastating fire

Officials at insurance company, National Insurance Company (Nico) say they are counting the cost of the fire which gutted most part of the third floor  of the Nico House in Blantyre City on Friday.

The insurance firm counting the costs of a devastating fire that ripped through third floor of Nico House

Fire fighters managed to put off the fierce fire on upmarket building in the heart of the commercial city, Blantyre.

Nico officials refused to comment on the fire, saying a media statement would be issued.

There have been no injuries as everyone in the building was evacuated and reports say Nico general manager Vizenge Kumwenda was the last to leave the building after everyone was evacuated to safety.

One of the fire fighters conceded it was tough to put off such a fierce fire but said he was happy finally it was put off after causing average damage to the third floor only.

The fire fighters rushed to NICO  House after smoke was seen bellowing out of the building.

However, the fire fighters seemed to be overwhelmed with the task as they were just a few fighting a fierce fire in the heart of Blantyre.

The building houses offices of the insurance company, Nico and other private offices and a private hospital.

It is yet to be known as to the cause of the fire with some speculating an electric fault .

Rumours that the renovations taking place at the NBS Bank floor may not have caused the fire were quashed as a contractor doing the renovations says the fire started on the last floor of the building

Whilst others were speculating that it was an inside work after huge sums of money missed from Nico last week and the fire was meant to conceal evidence.

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Mengo
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Mengo

Insurance companies are in the business of selling fear to fleece their customers of their hard earned money. Its pay back time for Nico. I hope they don’t start overcharging customers to recover their losses.

Raws
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Raws

Akuti Callista’s brother is suspected of siphoning money from NICO to UTM.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

kkkkkkkk you might be telling the truth you know

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Chaponda-ism hiding evidence welcome to thievery & corruption republic of malawi! Dont things companys have back servers for their data kodi? chopping pension fund moneys lol

Ndikukodzela Kwambiri
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I was in the third floor when smoke started coming out from the air-con and I was almost 25-30 metres away from it. I’m not a Nico employee but I go there frequently for pension related issues and the incident happened when I was in the building mma past 2 masana osati izi za “after huge sums of money missed…”Akanakhala JZU akanafunsa kuti WERE U THERE? IF U WERE NOT THERE YOU WERE NOT THERE, FINISH. When all is reset NICO has to train it’s boys how to use the the fire extinguisher because I saw them struggling to operate… Read more »

Mulomwe
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Mulomwe

The scene was chaotic; no well-organised emergency services. Could see people loitering around in close proximity of the burning building; that was dangerous.

Lack of proper, well trained emergency services is a sign of poor governance by APM. We need our country back. APM has done a runner; the country is up in flames. Children are learning under trees. There are not drugs in hospitals and now no proper emergency services. In times of Kamuzu, there were ambulances everywhere. There were fire-engines; and now with the country on auto-pilot, there are very poor public services

pathfinder
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pathfinder

mwamutola pitalayu eti, chirichonse chiti achitike koma iyeyo? bwanji kodi anthu otsutsa inu?

Huwee
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Huwee

Have a thorough investigation this may give us a lead to the many fires this country is facing on big buildings

Kaka
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Kaka

Mtambo tiripansee and CSO chonde mupitenso Ku mseeu. DDP yPangi zimenezi.

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