3 sisters drown in Bauchi stream

Posted by News Express | 23 May 2017 | 1,157 times

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 Three girls of the same parents have drowned in a stream in Bauchi State. The sisters were aged three to seven years. The circumstances of the incident are yet unclear but their tragic death was confirmed on Monday evening by the police.

Bauchi State Police Spokesman, SP Haruna Mohammed, said in a statement that at about 8pm on Sunday, May 21, one Samaila Magaji, male, of Konkiel Town in Darazo LGA of Bauchi State reported at Darazo Divisional Police headquarters that on the same day at about 5:30pm, three sisters left home to play but were later discovered unconscious at a nearby stream. The victims were Aisha Abdulmumin, aged seven years; Aisha Abdulmumin, aged five; and Amina Abdulmumin, aged three.

“Police patrol team attached to Darazo division visited the scene and rushed them to General hospital Darazo for medical attention. Victims were certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor,” the statement said.

It added: “Corpses photographed and deposited at the Mortuary for post-mortem examination after which they would be released to relatives for burial according to Islamic rites.

“Meanwhile, the case is under investigation to ascertain actual cause of the incident.”

The police strongly advised parents and guardians “to caution their children to stay away from streams or rivers in order not to fall victims of drowning especially during this period rainy season.”

Source: News Express

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