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Fire kills 3 in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of three people following an early morning fire on Wednesday at a flat at Gayawa Tsohowa, in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, the spokesman for the service, stated this while addressing newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. 

Alhaji Mohammed said that the victims included a 2-year-old baby girl.

“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 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 gave the names of the victims as- Malam Aminu Bala, 50, Rukkaiya Aminu, 30, and Aisha Aminu, 2. 

Alhaji Mohammed said the remains of the victims were taken to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, where doctors confirmed them dead.

He said an investigation had commenced to determine the cause of the incident.

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