Tragedy struck in the wee hours of yesterday at Bawo road, Hausawa quarters, Kano, when a family of six perished in a fire incident.
The fire outbreak led to the deaths of one Isaiah Jonathan, his wife, three children, including a newborn, and the younger sister of his wife.
A witness told TheCable that the fire which started from the sitting room, prevented the deceased and his family members from escaping.
“When we heard some noise at the early hours we thought robbers have visited us,” the witness said.
“But when we came out, we saw fire which burnt some part of the house and it became difficult to put out.
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“We saw them trying to pull out the burglary proof. We couldn’t find ladder to get to their rescue.”
Abdullahi Kiyawa, spokesman of the Kano police command, confirmed the incident.
“At about 0325hrs control room called and informed patrol team that there was fire incident at Link 39, Bawo Rd, Hausawa all the family of one Mr Jonathan male, his wife, three children and their maid, all burnt to ashes, the fire was put out with the help of men from Kano Fire Service,” he said