It was a day to count loses both in property and life, for a Nigerian journalist identified as Oludare Richards, he lost all his possessions in the fire outbreak at his apartment in the Mpape community, Abuja.
According to reports, the fire occurred in the early hours of Saturday, also claimed the life of a 19-year-old boy and destroyed properties in two apartments and a pharmaceutical shop.
According to reports ,the landlady and three of her five children had gone out, leaving two other children at home, one of who was physically challenged due to an accident he survived some years ago.
The boy was said to have been burnt beyond recognition by the fire. His remains were subsequently evacuated to the mortuary by neighbours, who assisted in putting out the fire.
According to eyewitness accounts, the landlady’s teenage daughter, who was home with the deceased, had left a pot cooking on a burner and went to the market.
The house reportedly went up in flames shortly after she left the building.
But the girl reportedly denied leaving the gas burner on when accosted by neighbours after the incident.
Source: Northern News