Fire kills four children in Warri,mother in hospital over burns

* Tidi races in to save survivors

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Fire kills four children in Warri,mother in hospital over burns
Remains of the four children wrapped up

Four children of same mother who were between the ages of six months to six years have been burnt to death at their home in Animal Line by Dore Street,off Mciver Market in Warri,Delta State.                                      

Cause of the inferno which allegedly started between 8:30 pm and 9pm Tuesday March 5, could not be ascertained as at the time of this report, but landlord of the building which was completely razed down, Mr. Tuoyo Eyikimi stated that the fire may have been caused by adulterated kerosene.                                   

Mr. Eyikimi who is a victim of the fire and other eye witnesses, told Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi that mother of the deceased children who suffered severe burns, have been rushed to a hospital in Oghara and can only be attended to by medics if financial deposit is made.                                        

The Warri South Local Government Boss, Dr. Tidi who raced to scene of the incident with members of his executive Wednesday March 6 morning, was shocked when he saw remains of the roasted bodies of the children.                                

Dr. Tidi immediately directed the councilor representing Pessu Ward in Warri South Council Legislative Arm, Hon. Emmanuel Egbe to discuss with leaders of the affected family, with a view to offsetting the medical bills of the children's mother and possibly kick-start the educational journey of 15-year old eldest child of the woman, Prosper Obodo lives in a separate apartment with his elder brother in another part of Warri.                          

The Warri South Chairman warned against the use of adulterated kerosene and tasked media practitioners as well as the National Orientation Agency to carryout advocacy campaigns against the sale and use of adulterated kerosene, so as to avert the needles loss of lives and properties.



Elder brother of the deceased children, Prosper Obodo (clad in yellow, right) expressing his grief to Dr. Michael Tidi (middle)







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