About 50 corpses were burnt beyond recognition in a fire incident which occurred at the mortuary section of a general hospital in Anambra State, police say.
The event occurred at the mortuary section of the General Hospital Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State on Saturday, December 29, 2018.
In a statement to The Trent, Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, said that a police patrol team led by DPO Nimo Division CSP Egu Benjamin rushed to the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to loot and contacted the state’s Fire Service Department who arrived the scene and put off the fire with the help of local volunteers.
According to Mr. Mohammed, “the fire has caused extensive damage in the building as almost all the corpses at the mortuary were burnt beyond recognition”.
The police say that the cause of the fire remains unknown but the case is under investigation to unravel the cause of the fire incident.
Meanwhile, the Anambra state police command has launched an investigation to unravel the cause of the fire that burnt some corpses at the mortuary of the General Hospital in Enugwu -Ukwu in Njikoka Local Governm
The incident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on Saturday as the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.
He said: “Police patrol team, led by the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Nimo Police Division, CSP Benjamin Egu on arrival at the scene, contacted fire Service department, which later put out the fire with the help of local volunteers.
“However, the fire caused extensive damage in the building as almost all the corpses at the mortuary were burnt beyond recognition.
“The cause of the fire incident is still unknown but the case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident,” Mohammed said.
SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (local news)