Generator fume kills seven in Niger State


It was a black Saturday at Rijau town in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State as seven persons, all female have died from generator fumes turning the sallah celebrations in the town to a period of mourning.

Mr Adamu Usman, the state Commissioner of Police said 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.

” Preliminary investigation revealed that the ladies slept with generator on inside the shop.

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

The Commissioner of police advised residents to always adopt proactive measures while using generators to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and property.

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