Mystery Fire Update Death Toll Rises To 2
By Okereke Wilson Ogbonnaya
The fire outbreak which was recently experienced by residents of 17B Okposi Street in which Master Chidera Ogbonna, the grandson of the property owner lost his life was said to have equally resulted to the death of the deceased’s younger brother, Master Miracle Ogbonna in Abakaliki.
The victims’ grandmother, Mrs. Chinyere Edeh told our reporter in sobs that all her efforts towards the upbringing of the children had been abysmally made futile by the unpleasant incident.
Citizen’s Advocate recall that on a fateful night, the victims were already into a deep sleep when their apartment caught fire and through another resident of the structure, it was found out but before the boys could be rescued, they were seriously burnt.
Also, recall that immediately after the incident the victims were rushed to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AE-FETHA) where Master Chidera was declared dead on arrival by the doctor.
Mrs. Edeh further disclosed that late Chidera had concluded his SS II at Urban Model Secondary School, Abakaliki and Master Miracle was a Senior Primary Pupil before his demise and thereby expressed discomfort on how the Children whom she had cared for from cradle following their parent’s death could leave her in such unpleasant manner.
She, therefore, appealed for financial assistance from members of the public to enable her family to offset the hospital bill associated with the victims’ treatment to redeem their corpse for interment.