Lydia Dantata, a student of Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery (KSCNM), has died from injuries sustained in a fire accident at a petrol station.


According to NAN, about 10 students of the school were affected in the incident which took place on May 18.

The students had gone to charge their phones at the petrol station amid the state-wide power outage following the strike embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The fire was said to have broken out when an extension box sparked just as petrol was being discharged from a tanker.


Ephraim Dyages, the college’s campus overseer, said Dantata died around 3am at 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.

“Two students were taken to JUTH, and unfortunately we lost one of them and the others are at the General Hospital, Kafanchan. The cases of five students taken to the General Hospital, Kafanchan, can be managed there though their injuries were not minor,” he told NAN.


“Initially, there were eight students at the hospital, but the parents of three of them requested to take them elsewhere for treatment.’’

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