Three persons, including a 2-year-old girl, have died following an early morning fire outbreak on Wednesday, in a flat at Gayawa Tsohowa, in Ungogo Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano state.
The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Saidu Mohammed, who confirmed the sad incident, gave the victims’ names as Malam Aminu Bala, 50, Rukkaiya Aminu, 30, and Aisha Aminu, 2.
“We received a distress call in the early hours of Wednesday from one Malam Mudassir Abdullahi at about 3:57 a.m. that there was a fire outbreak at a dwelling house. Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched a fire engine to the scene at about 4:08 a.m., to bring the fire under control,’’ he said.
According to Saidu, the remains of the victims were taken to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, where doctors confirmed them dead.
Saidu added that an investigation had commenced to determine the cause of the incident.