Fire claims family of 5 in Plateau State

Posted by Lami Sadiq, Jos | 9 December 2017 | 1,721 times

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An early morning fire in Bukuru metropolis of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State has claimed a family of five.

Plateau State Police command said this morning that a 35-year old man, his wife and three children died in the incident and have been buried according to Islamic rites.

Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Terna described the incident as unfortunate, saying the community failed to contact the police or fire service early at the time of the incident.

However, an elder of the community, Alh. Baba Bala Mohammed said the couple had four children and one of their daughters who had slept over at a relative's house is the only surviving member of the nuclear family.

Daily Trust gathered that the fire was as a result of an explosion from a cooking gas but ASP Terna says investigation is ongoing. (Daily Trust)


Source: News Express

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