DAWN FIRE KILLS MOTHER, 3 KIDS
Tragedy struck yesterday in Bauchi State as a mother and her three children were killed when fire gutted their residence in the early hours of Sunday at Kandahar suburb of Bauchi metropolis.
Narrating his ordeal to Daily Sun, Mohammmed Kabir , the bereaved father and husband, said he lost his 25 year-old wife Fatima and her three children, Husseina and Hajara who were twins aged four and their last child who was two years old.
Mohamnmed said the fire started from a room where an electrical appliance was left on following power outage.
The bereaved Mohammed said when the PHCN restored electricity nobody noticed anything as they all went to bed only to wake up to see the whole house enveloped by smoke.
He said with the intervention of people from neighborhood and the state fire service, the fire was put off but it was too late to save the lives of his wife and three children holed up in their room as they were consumed in the inferno.
Mohammed who could not control his emotions as he broke down in tears , lamented the death of his wife and children. He however said that the tragedy that befell him was an act of God adding the deceased have been buried according to Islamic rites.