Family of 6 perishes in early morning Jos inferno

Posted by News Express | 3 May 2015 | 3,030 times

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A family of six, comprising the mother, three children, a family member and a housemaid were on Saturday burnt to death in a fire outbreak at Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Residents living in the compound with the victims – the Araf family, said that the incident occurred in the early hours shortly after power supply was restored to the area following an outage the night before the incident.

Channels Television gathered that the fire started from an electric surge, which aided the explosion of a gas cylinder in the house, as the victims were held captive due to the fortified security barricade in the house which has only one entrance.

All occupants of the two bedroom apartment were burnt beyond recognition before men of the Fire Brigade Service and residents could render any assistance or extend any help to save them.

The victims all died while the husband was away on official duty.

In line with Muslim tradition, the victims were taken to the mortuary immediately where prayers were offered and subsequent interment at the cemetery amidst tears.

•Text courtesy of Channels TV.

Source: News Express

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