A 35-year-old black market fuel seller identified as Kate Otu, reportedly met her untimely death after a serious fire outbreak occurred at her residence in Oghara area of Delta state.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire which razed down the entire building started after the black market fuel seller placed a candle she lighted, near the fuel she was selling.
It was further gathered that before Fire service officials arrived the scene of the incident, the building had already been razed down and the victim dead.
Sapele Olofofo wrote;
35 YEARS OLD LADY BURNT TO DEATH AS FIRE OUTBREAK HIT OGHARA, DELTA STATE:
Report reaching reveals that another fire outbreak has yet occurred and this time it has claimed the life of a 35 years old young lady at Oghara
The young lady Kate Otu by name who lives along the ever busy scott Road and do her business there as well at Oghara, was said to be a black market vendor, a candle was said to have been put on close to a gallon of fuel unknown to her.
The incident was so corrosive that nothing could be saved from the entire building
Fire fighters were said to have arrived very late after the damage has been done
May her soul rest in peace
Recall that the Kano State Fire Service on Saturday cautioned black market dealers against selling fuel in or around residential houses.
The State Director of the agency, Alhaji Balarabe Kabara, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
“Of recent we experienced fire outbreaks in the state as a result of people selling fuel near residential houses,” he said.
“This illegal practice must stop or those involved will face the wrath of the law.”
He said keeping of jerry cans of petrol near houses or at homes must stop forthwith and warned that such petroleum products would be confiscated.
“Henceforth any person caught selling fuel in houses would be arrested and prosecuted while the products will be confiscated,” Kabara said.