two children were brought into the Trauma hospital dead in inferno (photos)

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A 42-year-old mother, Mrs
Blessing Arigi-Osakwe, lost her
life on Sunday to injuries
sustained while attempting to
save her two children from an
inferno in Sokoto.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that
the two children also lost their lives after
the bid to save them by their courageous
mother failed.
While the two children were recovered dead
from the incident which happened at the early
hours of Saturday at their house along Trade
Fair, Old Airport area of Sokoto, their mother
later died on Sunday.
The fire was said to have been caused by an
electrical fault that emanated within the
apartment while powering their generating
According to an anonymous source, the
deceased mother, alongside her husband and
two older children, had initially escaped from
the fire unhurt.
She was, however, said to have later made a
brave and desperate attempt to save the
younger children who were still trapped inside
the burning house.
The two children were identified as her nine
years old son and nephew.
According to eyewitnesses, the burning roof
suddenly collapsed on the deceased woman as
she attempted taking the children to a safer
The remains of the three deceased persons
had since been deposited at the morgue of the
Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching
Hospital, Sokoto, while the two other children
were receiving treatment
When contacted, the Director-General of the
State Fire Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Dingyadi,
told NAN that the incident was not reported to
the department.
”Our personnel only attended to a fire incident
along Offa road, Sokoto on Friday and there
was no casualty,” he said.
Similarly, Mr El-mustapha Sani, the police
spokesman in the state, told NAN that the
incident was not reported to the police.
However, the spokesman of the Teaching
Hospital, Mr Tijjani Saddique, confirmed the
He said, “the two children were brought into
the Trauma Centre of the hospital on Saturday
”However, their mother died at the hospital on
Sunday,” he said.

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