Monday, July 8, 2019

Grandmother, four grandchildren die in midnight fire

A midnight fire killed a 70-year-old woman and her four grandchildren at the coastal Biagbini community in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday.

The Ondo State Government has ordered investigations into the incident.

The community woke up in the early hours of Saturday to an inferno which engulfed the home of the septuagenarian, identified as Moyo Jide, and her four grandchildren, but were unable to save them.

The names of the affected grandchildren were given as Jennifer, 3, Gbana,7, Bigdaddy, 5 and Wisdom, 9.

Two of the grandchildren were said to have been living with the woman following the death of their father a few years ago.

The cause of the inferno remained uncertain. There was no electricity in the community, and the family used firewood for their cooking.

Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said investigation had begun.