Lagos Couple Heartbroken After Losing Four Children to Midnight Fire
Written by on July 6, 2022
A fire accident that destroyed a couple’s two-room apartment on Tapa Road, Oke-Oko, Isawo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, resulted in the death of four children and has left them inconsolable.
The couple identified as Chukwudi and Bolani Michael lost one of the children, Jeremiah, a 12 years old boy in the incident which happened at 1 pm on Sunday, June 26.
The three other siblings, Prayer, 18; Trust in God, 14; and Ebube, 10, all suffered severe burns and were taken to the hospital, where they all died a few days later.
The couple’s eight-year-old daughter, Esther, who escaped the accident was said to have slept in a different room.
Narrating the incident, the father of the victims, Chukwudi, said he was awakened by one of his children screaming for help.
He noted that men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service only came in the morning after the fire had been put out by neighbours.
However, the state fire service’s public education officer, Amodu Shakiru, claimed that firefighters stopped the fire and added that five people were saved.
The couple said they had no idea how the fire started as anything that could start the fire had been put off.
The husband and wife also sustained varying degrees of burns, which are been treated at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.