ASABA The Animal Line, Dore street,off Mciver Market in Warri, Delta state was thrown into mourning at the earlly hours of Tuesday as four children born of same mother burnt to death.
The children said to be of ages between six months and 10 years were roasted by fire which allegedly started at about 9pm.
Although the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained at Press time, but those who witnessed the fire incident, including the landlord of the building that was completely razed down, Mr. Tuoyo Eyikimi, said that the fire may have been caused by adulterated kerosene.
Mr. Eyikimi, a victim of the fire told chairman of Warri South local government area, Dr. Michael Tidi, that mother of the deceased children suffered severe burns.
She was rushed to a hospital in Oghara for medicare to reduce her pains.
The Warri South local government Chairman, Dr. Tidi, reportedly raced to the scene of the incident with members of his executives but was shocked when he saw remains of the roasted bodies of the children.
Dr. Tidi, in tears, immediately directed the councilor representing Pessu ward in Warri South council, Hon. Emmanuel Egbe, to discuss with the affected family, to offsetting the medical bills of the children’s mother.
The Council boss, is said to be thinking of assisting a 15-year old eldest child of the woman, Prosper Obodo, who lives in a separate apartment in Warri, to pursue his education
To this end, the chairman warned against the use of adulterated kerosene even as he tasked the National Orientation Agency to carryout advocacy campaigns against the sale and use of adulterated kerosene, so as to avert killing of people and loss of property.
Source: The Nigerian Observer