24 hours after fire outbreak ravaged 100 lock-up shops in Akure, the Ondo State capital, two siblings were burnt to death by another mysterious fire that gutted their home located at Edo Lodge in the metropolis.
The siblings, two-year-old ltunu and four-year-old Damilare Omolere, were left in the care of their 11-year-old elder sister, while their parents went out. While their father, Bode, traveled out of the state, their mother, Blessing, was equally not at home.
The eldest child equally left the toddlers alone in the house only to return later to find the house engulfed in flames. Sources said the fire may have been caused by a candle that was left on the table by their sister before she left the house earlier.
Similarly, the President of the Association of Office Documents and Computers, Elizabeth Aina, 52, whose shop was among the 100 lock-up shops gutted by fire last week has died of heart attack four days after the incident. The husband, Jacob Aina who confirmed the death of the mother of his five, added that she owned two of the shops razed by the fire.