A family of six died in a fire incident that occurred in the wee hours of Saturday at Bawo road, Hausawa quarters, Kano.
The victims are Isaiah Jonathan, his wife, three children, including a newborn, and the wife’s younger sister.
A report by The Cable said that the fire, which started from the sitting room, prevented the deceased and his family members from escaping.
It quoted a witness as saying, “When we heard some noise at the early hours, we thought robbers had visited us. But when we came out, we saw fire which burnt some part of the house and it became difficult to it put out.
“We saw them trying to pull out the burglary proof. We couldn’t find a ladder to get to their rescue.”
The spokesman for the Kano police command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident.
He said, “At about 0325hrs, a control room call had informed that there was a fire incident on 39 Bawo Road, Hausawa; all the family of one Jonathan, 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.”