3 members of the same family die in Kano fire

The Kano State Fire Service says three persons from the same family died in an early morning fire incident on Monday at Rijiyar Zaki in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Saidu Muhammed, Public Relations Officer of the Service, said the incident which occurred at about 3.18 a.m also razed a house.

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“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.

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

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

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Mohammed said that the cause of the incident is being investigated.

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