Kerosene explosion kills mother, 2 children in Rivers

A woman and her two children in Rivers have reportedly been killed by an explosion from a cooking stove suspected to have been fed with adulterated kerosene.


The victims whose identity could not be confirmed as at the time of filing this report were reportedly trapped in their house when the tragedy occurred, midday Tuesday.

The incident happened in an Estate in Choba community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

Unconfirmed reports had it that the father of the house had earlier locked the woman and her two kids in the house and went away with the keys, which made it impossible for them to escape when the explosion occurred.

A source close to the scene alleged that the victims burnt to death in the locked room adding that everything in the house went into flame.

 

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