An early morning fire incident has claimed the lives of a 42 year old mother and two of her kids in Sokoto. The incident occurred Saturday at about 4:00 am at Old Airport area of the state capital.
The inferno was blamed on electrical fault while a generating set was being powered. Daily Trust learnt that the deceased identified as Mrs. Blessing Arigi- Osakwe, her husband and two older children earlier escaped from the house.
However, realizing that two her younger children were trapped in the house, Mrs. Osakwe went back into the house to rescue her kids.
An eye witness said: “Neighbours later took the victims to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital where the two little children were confirmed dead but the mother,who was taken to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, died 24 hours later.”
…… Daily Trust