Two dead in mysterious house fire in Akwa Ibom



Two people were confirmed dead while a nursing mother and her baby were seriously injured during a fire incident which razed a building on Sunday in Ekpene Ukim, Uruan Local Government Area.

The fire which reportedly started at about 1am on that faithful day and lasted for hours, destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

“We woke up at about 1am when we heard a voice shouting fireooo, fireooo, fireooo…, and immediately, we noticed the flame of fire in the compound. when we got there, the fire had already taken over the entire building. Effort to quench it proved abortive as the fire has already surrounded the building,” an eyewitness said.

The two victims who lost their lives during the incident were tenants in the compound and were from Ikot Akpanike in Nsit Atai Local Government Area.

Further reports also revealed that the nursing mother and the baby who narrowly escaped death were the wife and child of one of the deceased.

A source said that the owner of the house, whom he identified as Enoch Umoh, died about two weeks before the incident took place.

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