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Tragic Christmas In Anambra: Four Sisters, Aged 2 To 6, Die In Mystery Inferno



Four siblings perished in a fire at Umuele Umudim, Nnewi,
Anambra State on December 25, according to 24/7URepots.
The victims, all girls, were from two to six years old.
The mysterious fire allegedly started in the Ofomata family’s
three-bedroom apartment located on the ground floor of a
storey building. Ifeoma (2), Goodness and Mercy (twins, 3),
and Chioma Ofomata’s (6) father Mr. Anthony Ofomata, 57,
had gone to work, while their mother Chinemerem had gone
to have a share of Christmas rice gift meant for widows in
the community.
Mr. Ofomata, a vulcanizer, says he was returning from work
with their two other male children, Kosy (8), and Ebuka (5),
when he saw flames and a crowd of sympathyzers near his
residence who tried to get through the iron burglary proofs
on doors and windows to rescue the four girls.
Unfortunately, the attempts to save the girls’ lives were
Eyewitnesses say they managed to burst through the door to
the apartment only to find the lifeless bodies mangled
together at one corner.
The father alleged he did not know his wife was going to get
out of their apartment leaving the girls alone. The mother
explained the door was actually locked from outside to
restrict the girls’ movement, and it wasn’t the first time the
children were locked inside.
Speaking to the police, she said there were no inflammable
materials in the apartment, and she does not know what
could have caused the fire.
Investigation has been launched to determine the cause of
the fire.

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