Family of seven die in Zamfara after meal of ‘Dambu’


Tragedy has struck in the village of Danbaza in Zamfara State when family of seven reportedly died after taking a local delicacy of corn and vegetables known as Dambu for dinner.

The Zamfara State  Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, disclosed the tragic occurence, saying that  investigation to unravel the cause of the death of the family members has commenced.

“The incident happened on Monday immediately after the family took the meal prepared as their dinner.

“Police have taken samples of the meal for analysis and I assure the general public that results would be released to newsmen,” Shehu said.

A resident of the village, Muhammad Kabir, who is close to the family, explained that four of the victims including two married women and five teenagers died on the spot while the three others died after they were rushed to a nearby hospital.

“As soon as the family members finished eating the meal, four of them died on the spot. Three others were rushed to the hospital, but they later died while receiving treatment,” Kabir said.



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