Some sex workers escaped death, as a brothel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State was gutted by fire on the 28th of June, 2020.
According to the proprietor of a popular brothel located at No 48 Azikiwe Street, Mile 2 Diobu in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the fire incident would have been a huge tragedy, as many sex workers narrowly escaped death.
The Proprietor of the brothel known as Prince Ihunwo, a popular activist and environmentalist in Rivers State, who escaped unhurt was terrified as he watched his establishment going down in ruins.
According to reports, the inferno started from the restaurant amongst the shops inside the hotel building, destroyed every thing inside the building.
All the 20 rooms were razed down but no casualty was recorded.
The Brothel housed commercial sex workers and some shops, including a restaurant, where the said fire emanated from.
According to an eye witness, efforts to reach the state fire service proved abortive as their numbers rang out, and that the community had to resorted to self-help.