Sixty nine year-old visually impaired man, Julius Anyadiegwu has lost his life to a fire incident that gutted his residential building in Ukunu village, Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The fifty four year -old wife of the deceased, Blessing, said she noticed the incident when she started having difficulty in breathing in the dead of night, adding that it was one of her sons; now hospitalized, who rescued her, tried to rescue the father, before he was badly burnt.
Former Minister of Health and kinsman to the deceased, Doctor Tim Menakaya, and the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Chris Onyekwuluje, who described the incident as shocking to the community, called for calm while Police carries comprehensive investigation to unravel issue around and about the incident.
Other members of the community who spoke to the Anambra Broadcast Service, ABS however ruled out electrical faults as according to them, Umunya has been without electric supply for long.
It was gathered that the surviving victim, Akachukwu, is receiving medical attention at a hospital in Umudioka.
@views exclusive rights: Anambra Broadcast Service, ABS December 3, 2021
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