An inferno has reportedly razed down an apartment in Umudike Oka Ugiri community of Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, leaving a whole family in a comma.
According to reports, the husband and wife trapped in the building are deaf and dumb while their only child is barely a year old.
Speaking to newsmen, a residence in the area whose name is given as Darlington Onyelike, said the whole family are in a deteriorating condition and need huge financial support concerned Nigerians for their treatment.
He noted that Mr Ugochukwu Igbokwe and his wife, Ihuoma Igbokwe are currently battling for life as the woman is also pregnant and it is about her delivery time.
“The woman and her husband are deaf and dumb. It was difficult to raise alarm when the building caught fire. Their 1 year-old-son is worst affected by the fire. The woman is pregnant and will soon put to bed. It is terrible,” Onyelike revealed.
“They live in a one-room apartment here in Umudike Ugiri. The family is dying slowly,” he added.
The fire incident is coming three days after Naija News reported that over 100 shops have gone up in flames, with goods worth millions burnt down, following the outbreak of an inferno in popular Marian market in Calabar, Cross River State Capital.
Naija News learnt that the fire, which started from a shop in the fruit section and spread to other shops, started around 8 pm yesternight.