A pregnant woman and her two kids have lost their lives to a mysterious inferno in Umuoffor village Okija, Ihiala local government area of Anambra state.
The deceased, known as Nwazuru Okeke, and her kids, Chidi Ebube aged two and Makuochukwu, one-year-old, were said to be at their residence when the outbreak occurred.
According to the Nation, it was hard to rescue any one of them as they were said to be trapped in the inferno.
Haruna Mohammed, the state police spokesperson, who confirmed the incident, said the victims were burnt beyond recognition.
“There was a fire incident at Umuoffor village Okija at the residence of one Maxwell Okeke.
“As a result, 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 fire was finally curtailed following the arrival of police detectives attached to Okija Division to the scene with the assistance of local volunteers in the area.
Mohammad noted that the cause of the inferno was yet unknown, however, hinted that the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo has ordered a full-scale investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.