Four children of the same family died yesterday after a porch fell on them while sleeping in their compound at Unguwar Tambai, Kofar Arewa of Maigatari, the headquarters of Maigatari Local Government Area of Jigawa Sate.
An uncle to the deceased, Lawan Danyaro, told Daily Trust that the deceased all died on the spot after the building collapsed on them while asleep around 1 am in their family compound.
He gave the names of those killed as Aliyu, 8 years; Usman, 6 years; Safiya, 4 years and his grandchild, Abdullahi Uzairu, also 4 years.
Danyaro added that the mother of the deceased, Hadiza Abdullahi who was sleeping together with the deceased also sustained various degrees of injuries, adding that she was at present receiving treatment at the Dala Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano. Read more