Kaduna Student Dies While Charging Phone At Fuel Station
Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery has confirmed
the death of one of its students, Lydia Dantata, in a petrol filling station
fire opposite its Kafanchan campus.
According to reports, about 10 students of the school were
caught in the fire at the petrol station where they had gone to charge their
phones on May 18.
The students had gone to charge their phones at the filling
station because there was a state-wide power outage which followed the five-day
warning strike embarked upon by the NLC last week.
Fire broke out when an extension box they tried to plug at
the section provided for them to charge phones sparked fire at the time petrol
was being discharged from a tanker at the station.
The overseer of the campus, Mr Ephraim Dyages, told newsmen
in Kafanchan on Monday that Dantata died at about 3 a.m.
She died at the Jos University Teaching University (JUTH)
where she was receiving treatment alongside another student after they
sustained first degree burns.
Dyages said five other students were still receiving
treatment at the General Hospital, Kafanchan, noting that the parents of three
others requested to take their children elsewhere.