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Generator fume kills 7 in Niger

by OtownGist

Police Command in Niger State has confirmed the death of seven females  from generator fumes at Rijau town, in  Rijau Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Adamu Usman, the state Commissioner of Police told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, that  one Alhaji Mohammed Bello, the District Head of Rijau reported the incident at Rijau, Divisional Police office.

Usman said: “On July 31 at about 08:15 hours; one Alhaji Mohammed Bello, reported the discovery of seven bodies inside Afrash Beauty Saloon located along Bawa Rijau Road.

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“Preliminary investigations revealed that the ladies slept with generator on inside the shop.

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“We have successfully removed the seven corpses to General Hospital Tunga Magaji for autopsy, while the case is under investigation.”

The Commissioner advised residents to adopt proactive precautionary measures while using electric power generators to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.

NAN

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