The deceased went to welcome those selling groceries when the catastrophe occurred, according to her neighbour Virginus Oleru, who lost two daughters in the fire.
“She was heavily pregnant with two weeks remaining for her delivery, but she died in the accident.”
Mr. Oleru explained.
“Mr. Obinna, my other neighbour, also lost his 17-year-old daughter, and another 15-year-old daughter was injured.” They stopped to play with their buddies when their mother sent them to purchase paracetamol medication “Added he.
Meanwhile, the majority of the victims with severe burns are being treated at the National Hospital in Abuja’s Burns and Plastic Unit.
Mata Ali, a middle-aged teacher from Idah, Kogi State, whose 25-year-old daughter, Rosemary, who graduated two months ago, was caught in the blaze, said the anguish was overwhelming and had caused her blood pressure to drop (BP)
“My kid recently paid a visit to her uncle. Her uncle’s wife works as a salesperson in the area where the explosion occurred. When her uncle’s wife returned home for a wedding, she agreed to assist and sell when the catastrophe occurred. On Friday at 11:45 p.m., I heard it. “We’ve been praying and crying for her healing since then,” she explained.
Her daughter had recently graduated from the Federal Polytechnic Idah in Kogi State and was looking forward to her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mobilisation, according to her.
“The nurses and doctors are doing their best,” she added, “but the burns are so severe.”