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4 Family Members Burnt To Death In A Kerosene Explosion (Photos)

4 Family Members Burnt To Death In An Kerosene Explosion

Four family members, including a 300 Level Economics student of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) were burnt to death from adulterated Kerosene explosion.

4 Family Members Burnt To Death In An Kerosene Explosion (Photos)

The incident occurred at Scanobo, Ikot Ekpo Community, Mile 9, Calabar Municipality local government area of Cross River State.

4 Family Members Burnt To Death In An Kerosene Explosion (Photos)

The 300 Level student identified as Mathias Nyong, was roasted alongside his in-law, Esuabana Thomas, 45, and his two siblings, Esua Thomas, 14 and Edet Thomas, 12, at about 9-10pm that same night.

One of the eyewitnesses who gave her name as Esther, said Nyong celebrated his birthday in church that same day and was trying to help one of his siblings with light so she can read for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams after a powe outage by the PHED.

Esther said:

Mathias came back from the rehearsal that evening after celebrating his birthday in church and was trying to help his niece revise for her WAEC exams when PHED took the light at about 9pm.

His sister (Mother of the House) then asked them to light kerosene lantern but one of them (the older nephew) refused. It was the little niece that went to pour kerosene into the lantern and as soon as she lit it, the lantern exploded and she threw it away and ran out of the house with fire on her leg.

Their mother was already outside when the incident occurred but Nyong, his in-law, Esuabana and two of his siblings, Esua and Edet were inside the house. The in-law was already asleep.

The fire gutted them, only one of them survived – he was rushed to the hospital but later died. The door was opened, I don’t know why they couldn’t escape the incident.

It was further learnt that the fire was put off by residents in the area but it was late as the four victims were already roasted inside the house.

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