Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Three persons die from kerosine blast in Delta State.

THREE persons, including two
lovers, Godstime Bisa and Fine Boson, aged
26 and 15 years respectively, were Monday
night, allegedly burnt to death at Egbemene
community, Warri Corner, Warri South West
Local Government Area of Delta State in a
suspected adulterated kerosene blast.

It was said that the explosion,
which affected five persons, occurred when
one of them, who were inside a room, tried
to refill an already lit lantern.
According to a source, “unfortunately, only
the two lovers, who hail from Ekogbene
community in Burutu Local Government
Area lost their lives,” our source hinted.
“Property worth millions of naira were
damaged in the ensuring inferno, which
happened at about 11.30 pm. The deceased
persons were rushed to the Central
Hospital, Warri, but they died all the same.”

Speaking on the incident , coordinator of the Ijaw People
Development Initiative, IPDI, Comrade
Austin Ozobo, said: “This is a mysterious
death, no one expected the two lovers will
die so cheaply.
“I have visited the community, the people
are very curious to know how such a minor
fire could claim two lives and left three
seriously burnt.

The Ijaw people are equally
handicapped over the attitude of security
operatives and government hospitals
because they assume that any Ijaw person
burnt by fire is an oil bunkerer or pipeline
“So they either inject the victim dead or call
security men to arrest the victim. This
shows that the life of Ijaw man has no
His words, “Even now, we are still battling
for a suitable place where the three
survivors can be treated and one of them
just died today (Tuesday). So, I call on the
state government to come to the aid of the
victims and their families.

Culled from vanguard

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