In Ondo: Woman, grand-daughter burnt to death

In Ondo: Woman, grand-daughter burnt to death

The Headquarter of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Ikare-Akoko, was on Sunday evening thrown into mourning following the death of one 60-year-old woman and her grand-daughter of about four years in an inferno.

The duo were reportedly burnt to death when a bungalow located at about two poles to Ikare Fire Station caught fire in the night.

According to reports from Daily Sun, the deceased tried to escape from the inferno but were trapped in the fire.

An eye-witness, Precious Oluboyo, said co-residents tried to suppress the fire with water from the well but to no avail.

He alleged that candle light caused the inferno, stressing that there was no electricity in the whole of Akoko Division comprising four local government areas in the last one year.

A community leader, Chief Saliu Okola, flayed the present administration int the state for not doing much on the provision of fire fighting officers with fire fighting equipment.

He called on the governor-elect, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, to recruit fire fighting officers with necessary equipment in its offices across the state.

The Vicar-in-charge of St. Stephen Anglican Cathedral Church, Ikare-Akoko, where the woman was a communicant, Ven Joshua Idowu, described the deceased as a devout christian.

The cleric added that the woman was a humane personality, who was an example of a good christian.

Her neighbor, Mrs Aminat Adekunle, said they would miss her good disposition and honesty.

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