7 burnt to death in Jigawa petrol station inferno

Fire at petrol station

File: Fire incident at petrol state

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir

Seven people were burnt to death in a fire incident that engulfed a petrol station at Al-Masfa community in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State on Monday.

The fire engulfed the building which service as administrative block and living apartment for workers of station, accordig to Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

Mr Adamu Shehu, Jigawa NSCDC command Public Relations Officer said some of those burnt to death in the fire incident were sleeping while others were resting after the exhaustion of the day.

Shehu who confirmed the incident in Dutse on Tuesday told the newsmen that the incident occurred on Monday, at 5 p.m.

“The fire engulfed a building which serves as administrative block and accommodation to the station’s personnel.

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“Unfortunately, some of the victims were sleeping while others were resting after the exhaustion of the day.

“As a result, six of the victims died on the spot while one other gave up the ghost after being taken to the hospital.”

Shehu explained that it took the combined effort of the corps, fire service and other security personnel to put off the raging fire, which cause had yet to be ascertained.

He gave the names of the deceased as Nasiru Umar, 30; Abdulkadir Nura, 25; Dahawi Garin-Babale 35; Hamza Adamu, 15; Sulaiman Garin-Babale, 35; Idris Adamu, 40; and Salisu Garin-Babale, 40.


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