Tragedy struck the Danbushiya Community in Kaduna, as a couple returned home to a fire outbreak which killed their child, and left their two other children in a critical condition.
The tragic incident took place on Sunday, 30th January, 2022.
According to neighbours, the couple fainted after discovering the death of the child who was a minor.
” The fire gutted the family house of the children at about 10 pm on Sunday. The parents of the children were not at home when fire razed the house.” An eyewitness account said.
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” We cannot give details of what caused the fire as we only saw smoke billowing from the house. We tried to rescue the children but our efforts were not successful.
“The boy that died was a minor while his two siblings, a boy and a girl, were seriously injured and rushed to the hospital. It was sad and pathetic.
“We tried our best to break the door since their parents were not at home at the time of the fire incident but we couldn’t enter because the door was locked. Luckily, the two siblings were brought out from the window.
“We could hear the late child crying for help, but could do nothing to help him as the fire had engulfed the room. When the parents later returned, they fainted and were also taken to the hospital.