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Fire Burns 3 Pupils To Death In Yola

Three Islamic pupil have been reportedly burnt to death in Yola Adamawa State after a mosquito repellant coil ignited a fire on Friday night.

According to reports, the Islamic pupils known as almajiri resided within the premises of their school at Sabon Pegi, a community in Yola South Local Government Area.

New Telegraph gathered that the deadly fire was said to have emanated from a mosquito repellent coil in the room the deceased shared.

Our correspondent also gathered that two of the pupils died instantly when the fire occurred in the night of Friday while the third died on Saturday morning at the Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola

Malam Abubakar Usman who is the founder of the school attest that that pupils died due to the fire from the mosquito repellent which engulfed their room.

He said, two of the pupils, Ismaila Muhammadu who was 12 years old, and Yusuf Abubakar who was 13, died instantly, while 17-year-old Mustapha Ahmadu died on Saturday morning while on hospital admission.

Giving his account of the deadly fire, Ismaila Mohammed said, “It was around 11 pm (on Friday) when we had already gone to bed, and one of the kids came crying.

“We rushed to see that one of the huts was on fire and we decided to put out the fire; that was when we saw two dead almajirai in the burnt hut.”

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