Hapless neighbours watch as trapped woman burns to death

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 30 June 2019 | 1,186 times

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•Raging fire

A fire incident at a residential quarters behind MACDONS Amuda village Awka in Awka South LGA of Anambra State on Saturday has led to the death of 66-year-old woman.

Information has it that the victim, Mrs Veronica Chinwe Okwuogu, was trapped in the inferno with neighbours not being able to get in to help her.

According to the state police spokesman, SP Haruna Mohammed, the victim, who sustained various degrees of burns, was rushed to Regina Caeili Hospital for treatment but was certified dead on arrival by the medical doctor while the corpse was deposited at the hospital morgue for autopsy.

He said that the police patrol team attached to Central Police Station Awka visited the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to loot and the fire was put off by local volunteers in the Area.

The cause of the fire incident is yet unknown and investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.


Source: News Express

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