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Delta: Three children rescued from Asaba fire

Delta: Three children rescued from Asaba fire

Three children have been rescued after a fire engulfed a storey building on Obi Onuorah Crescent behind Okowe Plaza in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

Two apartments were completely destroyed, with property worth millions of naira damaged, AllNews.ng gathered

The cause of the fire had yet to be determined at the time of this report.

Speaking with our correspondent, Mrs. Gloria Sado, a widow and mother of four, appealed to Nigerians for assistance.

She tearfully recounted, "I came back on Thursday night around 9 PM and saw the fire burning in our house. My three children were inside; one had gone with me to the market."

“Thank God, my children were rescued. I didn’t know the cause of the fire. All the three fire service trucks that came did not have water to quench the fire, our property was burnt to ashes.”

Also, her neighbour, Mr Simon Amalimen, who is a father of two said he noticed that the fire started from one of the apartments.

“I was in my apartment when I heard the shouts. I came out and noticed that the fire was coming out from my neighbour’s apartment. When we learnt that the three children were inside the apartment sleeping, we immediately moved in to rescue the children.

“The fire also affected my apartment. Before we could rescue them, the fire had engulfed my apartment, but my two children and my wife were rescued. I came out with only the pair of shorts I had on me,” Amalimen added.

He said before the third fire service could arrive, the two apartments had been badly burnt as the servicemen earlier complained of a shortage of water.

An official of the Delta State Fire Service, who did not want his name mentioned, confirmed the incident, adding that the state and federal fire services put out the fire.

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