Fire killed a couple and their six children in Kaduna

In the Sabon gari neighbourhood of Zaria, Kaduna State, a fire that destroyed the family’s home claimed the lives of a couple and their six children.

How fire killed couple and their six children in Kaduna

According to Daily Trust, the family members were killed in the fire that reportedly occurred at around two in the morning on February 23, 2023, in the Hayin Ojo neighbourhood.

Mallam Junaidu Mohammed, the family’s neighbour, verified the occurrence on Friday.

“The inferno erupted at 2am on Thursday when everyone was asleep, but we were unable to determine the cause,” he said.

He claimed that as neighbours struggled to put out the fire with the aid of other good Samaritans, the heat and noise awakened them up.

“Though we could not ascertain the cause of the inferno, it started around 2am on Thursday when everybody was asleep,” he said. 

He said the heat and the noise woke neighbours up as they tried their best to put out the fire with the help of other good Samaritans.

“But we could not rescue the family alive. All efforts to get the fire service to the scene were not successful. We didn’t see firefighters until we buried the victims,” Mohammed added

Elder brother of the deceased father, Adamu Mohammed, said, “Those who lost their lives in the inferno include his late brother, Mallam Rabi’u Mohammed and his wife, Fatima.

Others were his six children, Rabiatu, Ibrahim, Abubakar, Hauwa’u, Hindatu and Baby Umar, who was about 34 days old.

“We actually could not identify the cause of the fire, but the whole house was completely burnt.”

It was further learnt that all the belongings in the house were completely destroyed.

The deceased have since been buried according to Islamic rite.

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