Nico House fire report out: Cause was electrical fault

A South African fire forensic team that was hired to investigate the cause of fire which gutted Nico House in Blantyre a few weeks ago say the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

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

This puts to rest allegations that the fire was an arson by some staff to conceal theft of huge sums of money from the insurance company.

Nico Group managing director Vizwenge Kumwenda said this means Nico General will pay claims to Nico Life and Pensions, owners of the building since the experts have concluded the fire was an accident.

“This was an accident caused by an electrical fault. After Nico General gets the fire report, they will process the claims and give money to Nico Life and Pensions for the rehabilitation of the building,” he said.

The fire mainly destroyed the top floor of the building, destroying some property as well as the building but there were no casualties.

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Bakha
Bakha
2 years ago

Mbava zapulumuka

Holly Tit
Holly Tit
2 years ago

The whole NICO Ka building ka 3 floors. We really are a poor country.

Muswahili Mambo Sana
2 years ago

Why did the government not bring the experts from outside the country to come and examine the cause of fire which destroyed George Chaponda’s office ?

Fr Epeemu
Fr Epeemu
2 years ago

It will always be electrical fault like every other fire in Malawi. Joke of a country

Hard Truth
Hard Truth
2 years ago
Reply to  Fr Epeemu

Exactly! Joke of a country……..always electric fault. Yet we know the cause – UTM rallies needed someone to finance them.

Ndikukodzela
2 years ago

Si ESCOM it’s them, moto unayambila mu air con. Komanso ineyo I suspect ma guys awiri ena ake kumenekoko. Ndinawaona with my eyes akulongeza ngini zayo in a bag just a minute or 2 before the fire had started while everybody was busy working; winayo amalankhula pa phone koma osati muchinyanja chathuchi kapena chingerezi osatinso chilankhulo cha a ma na wadadanso ayi; and the interesting thing nchakuti ine when I got there ndinawaona akuchokela cha ku cafe komwe moto unayambila. I was in the building and in the top floor mmene moto umayambika. Moto ukanazimisidwa koma mmene amaipangila handle fire… Read more »

Brainy
Brainy
2 years ago
Reply to  Ndikukodzela

Very interesting

Defender of Faith
2 years ago

This is very incomplete report without these questions being answered:
1. What caused the electrical fault ? ESCOM or NICO People? What was the actual fault?

piyasi
piyasi
2 years ago

Its just a waste of money they have failed to find out the problem.Electrical problem its not a fault. Is there any loose connection or what we need a full explanation.

njungunju
njungunju
2 years ago

Before experts they said due electrical fault, Come expert with more money paid it is due to electrical fault; Expert was finding out using NICO staff and what they got electrical fault; Funds were externalised and part of it shared amongs and the bulding burnt; Bullshit

Kawawa
Kawawa
2 years ago

I concur with you Defender of Faith, but the question should be: WHO caused the electrical fault? Forensic Detective work has established WHAT caused the fire. CRIMINAL detective work should find out WHO caused that electrical fault.

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