A sixty-nine-year-old visually impaired man, Julius Anyadiegwu, has been burnt beyond recognition after a fire gutted his apartment in Ukunu village, Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The 54-year-old wife of the deceased, Blessing, said she noticed the fire outbreak when she started having difficulty in breathing in the dead of night. She said it was one of their sons; now hospitalized, who rescued her. She said the boy tried to rescue the father but couldn’t as he was badly burnt.
The cause of the fire outbreak is yet unknown. Residents however ruled out electric surge as the community has been without power supply for some time now.