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Pregnant Mother, Three Children Perish In Yobe Fire

A man identified as Mr Adamu lost his wife and three of his children in a fire incident that occurred in their apartment in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.
Pregnant Mother, Three Children Perish In Yobe Fire

His wife, who is pregnant and her three children were killed in the fire breakout. The cause of the inferno which started at midnight on Wednesday is yet to be known, but two flats were razed down.

According to an eyewitness, the husband, one Mr Adamu was able to rescue their last child while he escaped with burns.

Muhammad Goje, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), while confirming the incident said that two households were burnt completely and four lives were lost to the unfortunate incident.

Goje said;

It was with a heavy heart we received the report and despite the curfew, we went out and reached the six-storey house. A family of six, a pregnant mother and her three children, unfortunately, died during the incident and the father was able to throw one of the children and he was also safe but the father sustained some burns.

Two households burnt, lost four lives

Mr Adamu who is admitted at Damaturu specialist hospital, is in a critical condition and according to the doctor on duty, he has been attended to and will receive adequate treatment.

The doctor said;

The patient was brought in with a flame burn at about 12 am this morning and according to the assessment that was made, the burns were about 20 percent of his body and he was attended to as a flame burn emergency.

According to the report I was given, there were people that lost their lives.


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