From Abdullah Tsoho, Dutse
Five children of same family were confirmed dead yesterday as a result of building collapse in Maigari local government area of Jigawa state.
An eye witness told Daily Sun that the incident occurred at Kofar Arewa area in the local government headquarters, when the deceased where sleeping outside, under a porch, due to hot weather. The eye witness said the deceased children, all of the same father, Abdullahi Gambo, included, Aliyu aged 11, Usman (nine), Safiya (six), Amir (five) and Fati two years old.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Jigawa State Command, DSP Abdul Jibril, confirmed the incident to Daily Sun yesterday in Dutse, Jigawa State capital. He explained that three of the deceased died instantly at about 1.00am whereas two others died in Maigatari hospital.
He said two other victims of the incident, the mother of the children and one other child who sustained various degrees of injuries, were hospitalised, saying the incident occurred while they were sleeping in their compound as a result of the hot weather.
DSP Jinjiri added that the deceased have since been buried in Maigatari town according to Islamic rights .