Tragedy Hits Again As 100-Level Taraba Varsity Student Dies in Hostel Fire

Tragedy Hits Again As 100-Level Taraba Varsity Student Dies in Hostel Fire

  • Students of Taraba State University were thrown into mourning over the passing of one of their colleagues
  • The student passed after she was trapped in an inferno that razed one of the institution's hostels on Friday, December 10
  • The body of the student has since been deposited in the morgue after doctors at a specialist hospital in Jalingo confirmed her dead

Enuseh Lawi, a 100-level student of the Taraba State University has reportedly died in a fire outbreak in one of the institution's hostel, the Cable reports.

Lawi was said to have been trapped in the fire that started in some parts of Zenith Hostel of the institution on Friday, December 10.

The report said that Lawi was fast asleep when the fire broke out and gutted the hostel where she lived until the unfortunate incident.

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Taraba State University
The student was confirmed dead at the hospital Photo credit: Taraba State University
Source: UGC

It was gathered that Lawi slept off after she returned from where she went to read all through the night for her examination.

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Channels Television also reports that other students of the institution managed to break into the room where Lawi was sleeping long after the fire started.

The student was rushed to the Specialist Hospital Jalingo where she was confirmed dead by doctors.

A witness said:

”When she was brought out of the hostel, she was totally unconscious and could barely stand before the school security men came to pick her up with a Toyota Hilux and she was rushed to the hospital.”

According to some sources, the fire affected some parts of the Zenith Hostel, damaging property and many other valuables.

The sources said that it took the efforts of other female students and some security operatives in the school to bring the fire under control.

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One of the sources said:

“The cause of this fire is from an electrical socket which sparked repeatedly and suddenly gutted the mattress next to it from which it spread all over."

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