Tragedy struck the family of Mrs. Victoria Uwadiegwu in Ileme Quarters, Owa-Alizomor, Ika North East Local Government Area when an 18-year Old girl was badly burnt in a fire out break on Sunday midnight in their house.
One of the victims, Miss Nwakaego Uwadiegwu, an SSS 3 student of Alizomor Secondary School, Owa-Alizomor, was said to be sleeping when she was woken up by shouts.
A report from the area said the whole room was covered with smoke, adding that all her efforts to escape from the scene proved abortive, as a result of which she was badly burnt.
Mrs. Victoria Uwadiegwu, the mother of Miss Nwakaego who was partially burnt said she was woken up by a frightening sound like a bomb blast and that as she rushed out of her room, she found the whole house on fire.
Mrs. Uwadiegwu who is also a widow was visibly confused and surprised as to what caused the fire as there was no electric light in their house.
When Ika Weekly visited the scene it was discovered that personal effects and household equipment were destroyed by the fire. The womanâ€™s grandson, a boy of 5 year old was not left out as one of his ears was also burnt by fire.
Mrs. Uwadiegwu thanked God for sparing their lives our reporter also discovered that Miss Nwakego was the most affected victim of the fire incident as she was burn almost beyond recognition. She was visibly in severe pains as she only managed to speak with Ika Weekly for a few minutes. She passionately appealed to all public-spirited individuals to come to her aid through financial assistance. Such aid, she hoped, would help get quick and proper treatment.
All the victims the report further said are still receiving treatment at the Central Hospital in Agbor.