Ondo: 70-year-old woman, four grandchildren burnt to death

Ondo: 70-year-old woman, four grandchildren burnt to death

A 70-year-old woman, Mrs. Moyo Jide and her four grandchildren were burnt to death in a fire incident in South Western Nigeria. The incident occurred yesterday, at Biagbini Community in Ese-Odo Local Council of Ondo State.  The quintet were trapped in a fire incident that happened at the wee hours of Saturday.  The victims were


A 70-year-old woman, Mrs. Moyo Jide and her four grandchildren were burnt to death in a fire incident in South Western Nigeria.

The incident occurred yesterday, at Biagbini Community in Ese-Odo Local Council of Ondo State. 

FILE PHOTO: FIRE DISPUTE

The quintet were trapped in a fire incident that happened at the wee hours of Saturday. 

The victims were identified as Wisdom, nine years, Gbana (seven), Biddaddy (five) and Jennifer, three lived in a riverine Community before the tragedy.

Two of the grandchildren had been living with the grandmother since the untimely death of their father some years ago, according to report.

It was learnt the cause of the inferno was still a mystery, but an eyewitness said the incident might be due to the cooking fire in the deceased’s kitchen. 

He hinted that aside the deaths, property in the house were also burnt to ashes.

A resident of the Community, who pleaded anonymity, said the fire started about 12:00am when the deceased were asleep. 

Everybody in the Community was awake in the middle of the night when the fire started, but there was nothing we could do to rescue the victims. Everything was destroyed.  

“We are yet to know the cause of the fire, but we suspect it could be cooking fire that was not properly put out in the kitchen because we use firewood here and there is no electricity in the Community”.

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He also revealed that the matter was immediately reported at the Arogbo Police Division.

Spokesman of the Nigeria, Info State Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident.

He said investigation had begun while the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at a hospital.  

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