Two children have died following an early morning fire outbreak in a two-bedroom house at Sharada, Ja’en Yamma, in Kano metropolis on Monday.
The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, revealed in Kano that the victims were aged four and seven years.
“We received a distress call in the early hours of this morning (Monday) from one Malam Bello Tukur at about 2:09 a.m. that there was a fire outbreak at a dwelling house.
“Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched a fire engine to the scene at about 2:15 a.m, to bring the fire under control,’’ he said.
Mohammed said the parents of the children had run out of the house in search of help from neighbours when the fire started, but efforts made to retrieve the children was not successful.
He said however that the firemen later handed over the corpses of the two children to the police after putting off the fire, adding that investigation had commenced determining the cause of the incident.
The fire service spokesman advised residents to be more careful in using anything that could easily trigger fire to avert such disaster.