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Pregnant Woman And Two Children Burnt To Death In Anambra State

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How Fire Outbreak Killed Pregnant Woman And Her Two Kids In Umuoffor Village 

A pregnant woman and her two children have been killed after a fire outbreak at Umuoffor village Okija in Ihiala local government area of Anambra state.

It was gathered that the victims were trapped in the inferno and burnt beyond recognition.

State Police Public Relations Officer Mr Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said that the cause of the fire has not been ascertained.

“There was a fire incident at Umuoffor village, Okija, at the residence of one Maxwell Okeke. As a result of his pregnant wife named Nwazuru Okeke, ‘f’, two children namely Chidi Ebube Okeke aged two years and Makuo Chukwu Okeke, ‘m’, aged one year, were trapped in the inferno and burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

The police spokesman said that detectives attached to Okija Division visited the scene and the fire was put out with the assistance of local volunteers in the area.

Mohammed said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Ladodo, has ordered a full-scale investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident


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