Three children rescued as fire guts Delta building

Three children rescued as fire guts Delta building
Three children rescued as fire guts Delta building

Three children have been rescued as fire gutted a storey building on Obi Onuorah Crescent behind Okowe Plaza in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

When City Round visited the scene, it was observed that the roof and the two apartments were razed down as property worth millions of naira was damaged.

However, the cause of the fire had yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report

Speaking with our correspondent, a widow and mother of four children, Mrs Gloria Sado, who heard about the incident, appealed to Nigerians to come to her aid.

She said, “I came back on Thursday night around 9 pm when I saw the fire burning in our house. My three children were in the house; one went with me to the market.

“Thank God, my children were rescued. I didn’t know the cause of the fire. All the three fire service trucks that came did not have water to quench the fire, our property was burned to ashes.”

Also, her neighbor, Mr Simon Amalimen, who is a father of two said he noticed that the fire started from one of the apartments.

“I was in my apartment when I heard the shouts. I came out and noticed that the fire was coming out from my neighbor’s apartment. When we learned that the three children were inside the apartment sleeping, we immediately moved in to rescue the children.

“The fire also affected my apartment. Before we could rescue them, the fire had engulfed my apartment, but my two children and my wife were rescued. “I came out with only the pair of shorts I had on me,” Amalimen added.

He said before the third fire service could arrive, the two apartments had been badly burned as the servicemen earlier complained of a shortage of water.

An official of the Delta State Fire Service, who did not want his name mentioned, confirmed the incident, adding that the state and federal fire services put out the fire.

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