Three students injured in UNIMAID hostel fire incident

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Three students were injured and properties destroyed in a outbreak at the University of Maiduguri Murtala female hostel Saturday.

The second such incident in one month, the which was to have started from a cooking stove, was put out almost immediately by the university’s fire service.

Commenting the development, the director of at the university, Danjuma Gambo, said preliminary investigations had shown the incident was caused by a kerosene explosion, and the three female victims were in the hospital.

Mr Gambo, described the incident as unfortunate, said the university management was taking steps to enforce more safety regulations in students’ hostels.

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