5 folks from totally different households escaped burning to dying when a fireplace razed a four-room residence on Araba Road in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
The incident, which started round 2 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, was believed to have emanated from a spark from electrical connections in one of many rooms within the residence.
Recounting the incident, an eyewitness and tenant of Ikechukwu Anakor Compound, Mr. Ahmed Abubakar Idris; of Kogi State, mentioned he began listening to an explosion within the early hours of the day whereas he was nonetheless sleeping, including that other than his cellphone, certificates, laptop computer and a flowery machine (DI) had been destroyed within the incident which defied particular person efforts to extinguish it.
Contributor, son of the proprietor of the compound, Mr Agozie Anakor defined that the fuel cylinders within the room the place the incident began contributed to creating it worse, including that with out the person efforts the hearth would have unfold to different buildings round.
They’ve sought the assistance of public-minded people to assist ease the following hardship as properties value hundreds of thousands of naira have been destroyed earlier than assist may come.