By Ajuma Edwina Ameh
A 35-year-old woman, Ebere Precious Ogbodo, and her four children have been killed in a deadly house fire in Gyel community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The children — Rejoice, Merkel, Harmony and Engel — reportedly died instantly in the inferno, while their mother, Precious, was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately died the following day.
Persecondnews gathered that the inferno, which was attributed to electrical problem, was so intense that virtually everything in the house was consumed.
Confirming the incident, the husband and father of the children, Philip Ogbodo, said the incident happened after he went out to watch a football match.
According to him, he was on his way back home from the viewing center when he saw neighbours trying to put off the fire in his house.
Meanwhile, the burial arrangements have been announced as the deceased will be laid to rest on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Ndiagu Amodu Awkunanaw in Nkanu Local Government Area of Enugu State.