By Eseoghene Emuke
Four children including a six months old baby have been burnt to death following a fire outbreak that gutted a building at Animal Line by Dore Street off McIver Market in Warr South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident sources said occurred around 8:30pm on Tuesday.
The four children who are of the same mother were between the ages of six months to six years old. Mother of the deceased was equally alleged to be have been burnt beyond recognition.
The four children died in the fire outbreak before help could come their way.
Although it was not immediately clear what caused the incident, the landlord of the building which was completely razed, Tuoyo Eyikimi said he suspects adulterated kerosene as the cause.
Eyikimi, who claimed to have also lost his valuables to the incident, said the mother of the children whose name could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, had been rushed to the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara for treatment.
The landlord who spoke when he received the Warri South Council Chairman, Dr Michael Tidi, confirmed that the woman suffered severe burns on her body.
Tidi, who rushed to the scene of the incident on Wednesday morning in company of Warri South LGA Executives, promised to offset the medical bills of the surviving victim.
The Warri South Local Government Boss, Dr. Tidi who raced to scene of the incident with members of his executive Wednesday (March 6) morning, was shocked when he saw remains of the roasted bodies of the children.
The council boss directed the councilor representing the area (Pessu Ward) in Warri South Council Legislative Arm, Hon. Emmanuel Egbe to discuss with leaders of the affected family towards assisting them.
Tidi also promised to assist the 15-year-old eldest child of the woman, Prosper Obodo with his education.
He, however, warned residents of the city to stop the usage of adulterated kerosene to avert the needles loss of lives and properties in the council.