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4 Children Perish In Port Harcourt Fire Tragedy

Port Harcourt

4 Children Perish In Port Harcourt Fire Tragedy

In a fire event in the Choba community of Rivers State’s Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, four children perished from burn injuries.

According to a source, the aforementioned occurrence took place in the early hours of yesterday at Rumuchakara hamlet in Choba.

The four kids were reportedly sleeping when a fire destroyed their room, according to the source, who gave the same name as Mr. Innocent.

The fourth child had visited the family a few days prior to the incident, according to Innocent, who claimed that three of the kids shared the same parents.

He claimed that the youngsters, who were of elementary school age, had used candles to complete their homework but had dozed off without extinguishing the flame.

Innocent alleged that the fire was from the candle, noting that before the parents of the kids got a hint of the fire from their own room, the smoke had already taken over the entire building.

He said: “There was a fire incident at Rumuchakara area of Choba. Four children were burnt to death. Three died in the room, while the fourth one died at the hospital where he was rushed to.

“It is really a painful experience. The children used candles to read and do their homework. They forgot to put off the candle. The fire came from there.

“They were in the same house with their parents, but it is a two-bedroom apartment. Their parents were in their room. Before they realized, the fire had taken over the building.”

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