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Woman, three kids burn to death in Niger

A WOMAN and her three children, one of them three months old, was on Wednesday burnt to death in their house in Nkangbe, a suburb of Minna, the Niger State capital, it was gathered.

A woman, said to be a second wife, and her two children, were, however, rescued with severe burns.

The husband of both women was not at home when the incident happened

Firemen arrived promptly but were hampered by securely locked doors and burglar-proofed windows, The Nation learnt.

In Edo State, three children playing at a mobile police barracks suffocated inside a stationary vehicle on Sunday. The oldest of them was four years.

Calls to police spokesman Chidi Nwabuzor were not returned.

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