An early morning inferno which occurred in a Kano residence has taken the life of a family of three.
The Kano State Fire Service confirmed the deaths of the three persons which happened on Wednesday at a flat at Gayawa Tsohowa, in Ungogo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Spokesman for the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, made this known in a chat with the media in Kano on Wednesday.
According to Mohammed, the fire service was there shortly after they received the call.
“We received a distress call in the early hours of Wednesday from one Malam Mudassir Abdullahi at about 3:57 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 4:08 a.m., to bring the fire under control,’’ he said.
He gave the names of the victims as- Malam Aminu Bala, 50, Rukkaiya Aminu, 30, and Aisha Aminu, 2.
Mohammed, however, said that the remains of the victims were taken to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, where doctors confirmed them dead.
He said that investigation had commenced to determine the cause of the incident.