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Fire kills newly-weds in Katsina

24 January 2014, 07:43Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A newly-wed couple has died after a fire burnt down its house in Sabon Unguwa Quarters in the Katsina State.

The deceased were identified as Asiya and Abdullahi Abubakar.

Confirming the report senior brother to the bride, Abdulhafiz Yusuf, said the fire incident occurred at about 1:30 am on Friday.

Yusuf said he had received a distress call that his sister and her husband had been rushed to the General Hospital and on reaching the hospital, he and other relations found that the couple had died from the burns they had sustained from the fire incident.

“From what we saw at the house, my sister’s husband had made an attempt to rescue himself and his wife through one of the windows but was unsuccessful in the process.”

Yusuf added that the couple had wedded for two months and had no children.

It is suspected that an electric fault in one of the rooms in the house caused the fire.

Police spokesperson in the state, Sadiq Abubakar, confirmed the deaths.

He said the couple died after sustaining severe burns.

He said the deceased man and woman were aged 38 and 18 respectively.

The police spokesperson said investigations into the incident were ongoing.

– CAJ News


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