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Kano: Three Family Member Dead As Fire Guts Building

Three people from the same family on Monday lost their lives in an early morning fire incident at Rijiyar Zaki in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano state.

The incident was disclosed by the Kano State Fire Service.

The spokesperson of the fire service, Saidu Muhammed, noted that the incident which occurred at about 3.18 a.m also razed a house.

Muhammed said, “We received a distress call from Malam Salisu Muhammed at about 3:18 a.m that fire has gutted a dwelling house in his area and three persons were trapped.”

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 3:22 a.m.”

“They were rescued unconscious and conveyed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital where the doctor on duty confirmed them dead.”

He said the victims, who were from the same family, were Hauwa Musa, 25; Mubarak Musa, 13, and Salamatu Musa, 20.

Mohammed said the cause of the incident is being investigated.

Meanwhile, the technical team of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Monday, while reacting to the fire outbreak at its headquarters in Abuja, noted that it has commenced an investigation into the cause of the fire outbreak.

The Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja disclosed that the fire outbreak affected three sections of the headquarters building.

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