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Aged Woman Burn To Death As Fire Razes House In Osun

A recent fire incident on Sunday, claims the life of an aged woman, Mrs. Omolayo Kolawole, who was confirmed dead by the Osun State Fire Service.

An Aged Woman Burn To Death As Fire Razes House In Osun

The fire also razed a house at Alapata street, Modakeke-Ife on Saturday.

The fire incident occurred around 12 a.m. and the office was alerted at about 12:29 am.

Mr Adeyinmi Adeleye, the Senior Fire Superintendent in Lagere, Ile-Ife, confirmed the incident on Sunday in Ile-Ife.

According to him, the fire service station of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and the residents of the area also assisted in halting the inferno.

He however maintain that, the remains of the victim had been handed over to the police and deposited at the morgue of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife.

According to a eye witness, Mr Bisi Ogunlola, the fire incident started from the late woman’s room through her local lantern (atupa) after the kerosene inside it had spilled on the floor and on the foam.

Ogunlola maintain that, the two aged men, who were also victims, did all they could to rescue the woman but that their efforts did not yield fruit, as she was burnt beyond recognition.


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