Pregnant mother and her three children all killed in fire outbreak in Yobe

A pregnant mother and her 3 children have been killed in a fire incident which occurred in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

The cause of the fire which reportedly burnt down two flats is yet to be known at the time of filing this report, but it was however learnt that the late woman’s husband identified as Mr Adamu was able to rescue their last child while escaping with several burns.

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Muhammad Goje, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), while speaking to newsmen revealed that 4 lives were lost in the fire incident which completely razed down two flats. 

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He 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,”

A medical doctor at Damaturu specialist hospital who spoke to Channels Television said that Mr Adamu who seems to be in a critical state from the severe burns he sustained, has been attended to and will receive adequate treatment.

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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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