Four children of the same parents lost their lives in a house fire on Tapa Road, Oke-Oko, Isawo, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Parents of the deceased children, Chukwudi Micheal and Bolani Micheal were sleeping in their room with their eight-year-old daughter when the inferno started in the room where the four boys slept.
It was gathered that Jeremiah, their 12-year-old son died on the spot while the three others, Prayer, 18; Trust in God, 14; and Ebube, 10, sustained severe burns and were rushed to a hospital, where they died a few days later.
Chukwudi Micheal said:
“After waking up, I alerted neighbours who helped me to break the windows of the boys because their door was locked. We were able to rescue three of the boys from the fire, but one had already been burnt to death. We rushed them immediately to a hospital with the help of a neighbour’s car, but we eventually lost them.”
Amodu Shakiru, who confirmed the incident, stated that the fire was put out by firefighters, adding that five people were rescued.
“We rescued five persons and recovered the burnt body of a teenager.” he said