Cruel Fate: Family Of 5 Burnt To Death In Koko Kebbi House Fire Explosion

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January 12, 2017 – Cruel Fate: Family Of 5 Burnt To Death In Koko Kebbi House Fire Explosion

Tragedy befell Koko town in the Koko LGA of Kebbi State after a couple, Kehinde and Kehinde Sarafa, were burnt to death in a fire that gutted their apartment.

The couple’s three children, Abdullahi (male, four years old); Alimat (female, three years old) and Moriam (female, one year old), were also reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

We gathered from friends and family members of the victims that Kehinde, aka Lasisi, had been living with his family in Sokoto State, where he worked as a digital photo printer.

He was said to have moved to Koko, Kebbi State, after securing appointment with a top-flight company.

Our correspondent learnt that after about four months of shuttling from Sokoto where his family was, and Kebbi, the place of his new job, he decided to relocate his wife and children to his two-bedroomed flat in Koko.

The 38-year-old reportedly turned on his generator on Monday and went to sleep with his family.

However, around 1.30am on Tuesday when the electricity distribution company restored power, there was said to have been an explosion in the meter, which resulted in the fire.

Lasisi’s elder brother, Tajudeen Abdulsalam, said residents couldn’t save the victims due to the intensity of the inferno.

[PUNCH Metro]

9 thoughts on “Cruel Fate: Family Of 5 Burnt To Death In Koko Kebbi House Fire Explosion

  1. SERIOUSLY, this isn‘t the kind of news I really want to hear at the begining of this year.
    WHAAAT? What a tragedy? This is so so sooo sad!
    May God have mercy on their souls.

    I take a stroll…

  2. I feel deeply hurt at heart reading this type of heartbreaking news. This is a serious tragedy. The entire generation of that family set up has being wiped out ! Please God may their souls rest in peace.

    My Oga the Hunter. I think this rebranding of your name makes a lot of sense. I like this one. But the one of Big Bench is not that fitting to the bearer. Maybe I will change mine to Big Endure too because this is a new year.

    Let’s pray for that family.

  3. HAHAHAHA @ Endure… Thank you for the compliment. I just realised that I don‘t have to start my name with an abbreviation anymore especially in this new year.

    Wish you and all my friends in the House a year with a difference. A year that will mark the begining of great and marvelous things in your lives.
    Love you all.

    I take a stroll…

  4. So sad. May the souls of all the innocent lost lives due to unnecessary lack of essential amenities like electricity never stop haunting the thieves who stole Nigeria’s wealth. Why do people have to rely on generators to get a good night’s sleep in Nigeria? Even hospitals rely on generators, what a shame, the so called “giant” of Africa. Too many lives have been lost to generator-related infernos. May God punish these leaders and their generations. I am short of words to express my sympathy to families of the bereaved. God’s mercy be upon us all, amen.

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