Kerosene flame has killed 2 injuring 2 more in Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. The are Miss Joy Ituma, 5, and Master Joshua Onwe, 6, while Mrs Christiana Ibili, 34, and Mr Uchenna Ituma, 18, sustained severe burns.
This was confirmed by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Loveth Odah of the Police Command in Ebonyi State.
“The Police gathered that on reaching her house, Ibili’s children poured the kerosene inside a lantern and lit a match-stick which resulted in an explosion with uncontrollable flame.”
“The matter has been transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department while the product sample has been submitted to relevant quarters for further tests.
“This is to ascertain whether it was adulterated, which is the suspected case and our officers have been deployed to the petrol station to prevent irate mob from destroying it.
“This measure is also to prevent further loss of lives and we appeal to people of the area not to take laws into their hands as full investigations into the incident had commenced.”