Generator explosion kills16-yr-old SS3 student in Bauchi

Mubarak Aliyu Gidado, a 16-year-old secondary school student, was killed by a power generator which burst into flames as he tried to start it.

A burnt generator

A 16-year-old Senior Secondary School 3 student, Mubarak Aliyu Gidado, has died in Bauchi after a power generator exploded while he was starting it behind his family home.

His father, Mohammed, told newsmen that Gidado was engulfed in flames after the Wednesday explosion and he struggled with the flames.

“The fuel just ignited fire and the flames consumed him as he struggled," he said.

Mohammed said his son suffered extensive burns before he was rushed to the hospital where he died on Friday, Daily Trust reports.

“The doctors gave him a 50-50 chance but his conditioned worsen and he was placed on life support machine but his heart failed and he gave up.”

The distraught father described his son as an obedient and diligent child.

"He was an obedient child," he said.

"He wanted to study Computer Science but now he is no more, He was a good child.

"The whole Islamic School students and teachers came to my house to sympathise with me on learning of his death."

Gidado has since been buried.

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