Mother and her four children electrocuted in Niger

A mother, Asmau Shehu; and her four children — Yusuf, Rabiat, Ummul and Hadi — have been electrocuted in Anguwan Sarkin Hausawa, Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State.

The Public Relations Officer, State Emergency Management Agency, Malam Ibrahim Husssaini, confirmed the tragedy in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Wednesday.

Husssaini said that Asmau and three of her children died immediately during a power surge, while the fourth one later died at the General Hospital, Minna.

He said that two other children — Hussana Shehu and Maryam Shehu — who sustained various degrees of injuries, had been receiving treatment at the Minna General Hospital.

The image maker said the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.


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