Sokoto University student suffered miscarriage after jumping from Burning Hostel
It is reported that students from Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto jumped from the first floor of a dormitory that was burned down in a fire on Monday.
The hostel is named after Nana Asmau, daughter of the founding father of the Sokoto Caliphate, Sheikh Usman bin Fodiyo.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire started from a gas stove used by one of the students.
The Daily Trust learned that the students lit the gas before realizing that his matchbox was missing.
“She forgot to turn off the gas before leaving the room to borrow a lighter from her neighbor, and when she lit the lighter the whole room was on fire and in no time the fire spread to other rooms.
“The girl and two other women in the room suffered severe burns and were taken to the school clinic before being sent to the university hospital for specialized care,” said one student.
Another eyewitness, Aminatu, told the Daily Trust that the fire started at around 7:00 a.m. and continued until 9:00 a.m. after which it was postponed. “We were terrified because the fire continued to rage rapidly; move from room to room.
“There was a kind of crush, because everyone ran out of their rooms at the same time. Some started jumping from the building onto the floor, resulting in a spinal cord injury to the woman, ”he said.
Another student, Khadija, told the Daily Trust that a newly married woman had a miscarriage after jumping off a building.
The hostel owner, Ms. Pauline Nze, said it wasn’t her yet because of the shock.
“We warned them not to use gas stoves, electric stoves and stoves, but they don’t listen. We confiscated these items, but some hid them and took them out overnight, ”he added.
Dorm hallway after hell
According to her, “the fire destroyed six rooms and toilets, and three students were injured.
“Two students received treatment and were discharged while the owner of the gas stove is still in the hospital,” he said.
“It was terrible. We were very shocked to see our students jump one floor above.
“We really appreciate their colleagues who put the mattresses on the ground for them to land. Therefore, there are not many victims, ”he said.
Ms Nze added, “We will now wait and search at the entrance to the hostel to make sure no gas stove or any contraband items have been brought into the hostel.”
He reported that some of the schoolgirls reported that their colleagues secretly used gas stoves after the explosion.
Dean of Student Affairs, Professor Aminu Maud said a 7-member commission was formed to investigate the direct cause of the fire, verify the leaks and submit a report within two weeks.
One of the students, room after the fire
He said the injured students were transferred to other rooms, and the school officials provided mattresses and pillows.
“Some students have lost almost everything and the committee will recommend school support for them,” he said.
Maud, who pleaded with students to stop using gas stoves and other school-prohibited items, said only one student was injured in the fire.
Source: – Daily Trust