Dad, mum and baby burnt to death in house fire in Benin

A couple and their baby have lost their lives in a house fire in Benin City, Edo State on Christmas day.

The fire which reportedly started at about 2 am, ‎also razed the belongings of other tenants of No 27, Mabel Street, off Etete Road, Benin City.

Dad, mum and baby burnt to death in house fire in Benin lailasnews 3
Dad, mum and baby burnt to death in house fire in Benin


According to witnesses, the family members, husband, wife and their baby, who could not be identified, were consumed by the fire before help could reach them.

The landlord of the house, Mr. Egberamwen Nosakhare, said the fire started at 2a.m. when he saw smoke billowing from one of the tenants’ room.

“I forced the door opened and saw flames of fire from the gas cooker and there was nothing I could do. I was helpless and could not go in.

The family died in the inferno.” A tenant, Mrs. Osayande Joseph, said she ran into her room to pick up her child and escaped through the back door.

A neighbour, Okhuoghae Osawaru, said:

“The affected family was inside the house when the fire started. The man is a hard-working man.

He just returned from outstation to celebrate Christmas with his wife and baby. He was humble and nice. It was a pity for it to happen on Christmas day.”

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440 Comments

  1. Thats really sad so some persons wont see 2019 may their souls rest in peace i hope it wasn’t their fault.

  2. This is really sad. But they’ve said it several times not to use gas cooker inside the room. Probably they thought they off it whereas they did not. God help us all in this country

  3. It’s so unfortunate that this family lost their lives. The cause of the fire outbreak was not even mentioned. May their souls rest in peace..

  4. ah Jesus this is sad God see us through, please no phone in your kitchens and be conscious of your enviroment.

  5. This is a sad story,may there family have the courage to bear the pain.
    And we must be very careful in this harmattan season

  6. This is so terrible. Gas fire is always deadly that is why it needs to be handled carefully. May their souls rest in peace

  7. A very painful way to end the year.. May their souls rest in peace.. May God save us from all the plans of the enemy

  8. So sad and heartbreaking news may God console their entire family and deliver us from sudden death in Jesus name amen.

  9. What a sad story, the family of 3 gone like that. A painful exit. May their gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  10. oh what a tragedy, why on this day of celebration? The relatives of the deceased should take heart

  11. Oh too sad! Family just gone like that..This fire incident has really destroyed people lives..we need to be careful especially the gas cooker

  12. That’s so unfortunate for the family. Why did the fire not wait till the morning hours when the family could have escaped? My condolences to the family of the deceased.

  13. This is very sad and unfortunate the whole family in a day. Gas suppose not to be use inside room or kept there. May their Soul rest in Peace.

  14. On Christmas day again, so much tragedy, may the departed souls rest in the bosom of the lord…. What a painful death

  15. This is a black Christmas for them.. So many fire outbreak this season.. May their souls rest in peace Amen..

  16. God help us!!!
    What’s happening in this country… Just few days to the new year and the family is burnt to death. May their soul rest in peace.

  17. I don’t really understand what happened that this year season of Xmas and the D.Day, terrible things keep happening. Some are crying while some are rejoicing. Oh Lord please protect me and my family, my loved ones.. And Nigeria as well.

  18. It’s so tragically, may their soul rest in peace and quiet, we will also careful of using Gas these days, all the fire ablaze happening I can say they are almost causing with Gas.

  19. May their gentle souls rest in peace.
    We all need to be extra careful this dry season especially around/around fire
    Nice things are said about the family what could be said about yours?

  20. I think fire extinguishers should be a must in every home at least it could have helped give them time to comeout from the house. This is sad

  21. Really painful, may their soul rest in peace.
    Nigerians should be careful as regards fire now that we are in the harmattan period

  22. Oh my God, this is really sad to hearing, May the soul of the victim rest in peace, and may we not be a victim of evil this remaining part of the year.

  23. Terrible things really happened on Christmas day I’m just surprise why it is so. May their soul rest in peace .

  24. May their souls rest in peace. Gas cooker has claimed the lives of many. This is a very sad story for this season. God please protect your people.

  25. What a tragedy, my condolences to the family of the deasesed ones and may their gentle soul rest in pafect peace Amen.

  26. What a painful way to loose a family…. Another thing with fire this Yuletide. May their souls rest in peace.

  27. Hmmmmmm so bad, coming home to celebrate with his family, ending up loosing everything. May their souls rest in perfect peace. We should be careful with our cooking gadgets.

  28. SO SO SAD…….MAY THEIR GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE…..I COMMISERATE WITH FRIENDS,RELATIVES AND FAMILY OF THE DECEASED AND TO THE PEOPLE OF EDO STATE FOR THIS IRREPLACEABLE LOSS

  29. It’s quite unfortunate and sad that they lost their lives. This shows that we need to be really mindful of our gas cookers and should always cross check things out before going to bed in the night

  30. Lord have mercy, a whole family all at once. May their souls be at peace and may the relatives find strength to hold on

  31. That’s a very bad experience, pray that their souls rest in peace, while the close ones should bear the loss.

  32. What could have started the fire. This are little things that needed to be investigated. It might be that someone deliberately wanted to kill them

  33. God this is sad news,God please save your children from this uncertainty, may their soul rest in perfect peace.

  34. i wish to commiserate with the family of the deceased may God give them fortitude to bear this irreparable lost
    And the tenant that the inferno razed their home, God will provide much more than burnt of your belongings

  35. What a terrible situation on a Christmas day!may God give the family strength to withstand this irreparable damage..

  36. What a tragedy, this is how world is some are rejoicing while some are crying ,may their souls rest in peace, AMEN.

  37. Chai! what a way to die, they saw there death with there own eyes and pain . May their soul rest in peace, and i pray anyone who said that i will end well this year and enter 2019and beyond , may the judgemental fire of God consume that person in Jesus name.

  38. This is unfortunate and also avoidable. The emergency response in Nigeria is so slow of at all there is anything like that. May there souls rest in peace.

  39. Lesson learnt lets b very vigilant watchful n extremely cautious this festive season for our sake n that of the family. May their soul rest n peace.

  40. Another tragedy in this Christmas. Don’t know why this month have become one of the most scariest month in the whole year. A lot of bad things and deaths always takes plays in this month why? Such a pity that family was lost in such a way. So painful and horrifying. We should be careful with our gas cookers and ensure is locked whenever not in use. May there souls rest in peace and further investigation should be carried out.

  41. Sometimes, fire outbreak as a result of gas occurs when the gas was. Not properly shut down or someone kept fuel around the surrounding. Its a pity that the father, mother and child were all burnt in the fire. May their soul rest in peace.

  42. This is sad….may their SOUL RIP….maybe she was cooking and she slept off.i dnt understand this kind of fire…

  43. Hewrbreaking and sad. This calls for everyone to be mindful of things we use in house and put all of them off each tike after use.

  44. What a tragedy, that family has been wiped out by fire in just one night, only God can protect, may their souls rest in peace

  45. What a sad incident, after celebrating Christmas and waiting to enter 2019, this happened. May God help us all.

  46. Sad news on a Christmas day. May God deliver us from all these terrible death that filled the air. May their souls rest in peace.

  47. That’s so sad. We came from Him and we will surely go back to Him may their soul rest in perfect peace. Amin

  48. On Christmas day again, so much tragedy, may the departed souls rest in the bosom of the lord…. What a painful death

  49. This is good news,gas fire is very dangerous, this is so sad,but people should always do things carefully, no rush,this is good news

  50. Too bad..this is very sad story…of it all..it had to be a fire,its very painful…may the rest in Gods bosom …..who knows what could have caused the fire,was it accidental or planned

  51. Lord have mercy, a whole family all at once. May their souls be at peace and may the relatives find strength to hold on

  52. What a sad story, people should be extraordinary careful when using gas cooker, may Almighty allah prevent us from premature death

  53. Tragic Christmas is what I will call this one. A lot of people died, went missing and fought on Christmas day. Why

  54. May God help us in this last days….. Its a critical times to deal with indeed! May God console their families

  55. Such a sad news in a time when we are all celebrating. God help the friends and relatives to overcome this grief.

  56. May God save us from this grave disaster. On xmas day , 5 days to another year. Destiny is unescapable indeed. May their souls rest in peace

  57. So sad to hear dis news, condoles to their family and resurraction hope is certain for them we are going to see them again in the resurraction time

  58. Arggh… This is too bad. May God help us all this season. May the Lord grant peace those persons who lost their loved ones and belongings in the fire. We should be alert this season, so we don’t make grievous mistakes.

  59. So sad! A whole family wiped out! We should learn to take extra care of gas cookers and other electrical and cooking appliances. Rip!

  60. This is really sad. But they’ve said it several times not to use gas cooker inside the room. Probably they thought they off it whereas they did not. God help us all in this country, Amen

  61. This is a very pathetic story. I feel so much for them. A man that came home to celebrate Christmas with his family got burnt up with his wife and children.

  62. This is not good at All….. We need to pray earnestly for God’s mery always as the year comes to an end

  63. Imagine, a while family gone just like that? RIP to them
    Pls beware of the things that can cause fire outbreak in the house pls

  64. This is a very sorrowful and sympathetic story and it happened on Christmas day. Could it be is their gas cylinder that caused the fire? For daddy, mummy and baby to have been burnt to death, is highly disheartening.

  65. This is really sad. A hard working man, who came back to celebrate this Christmas with wife and daughter, not knowing it will be his last.. ..gosshh….rest in peace all.

  66. What a tragedy ,a family wiped out just like that RIP to them ,we should all be Careful with our gas at home .

  67. This is indeed mouth dropping… How couldn’t they notice that the gas cylinder was still on… Am sure that cylinder caused this harvoc… Too sad a story may their souls rest in perfect peace Amen.

  68. This is really sad. But they’ve said it several times not to use gas cooker inside the room. May their souls rest in peace.

  69. This is so sad, May they rest in peace Amen. I hate hearing stories like this may God help us all
    And may we not die a miserable Death

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