Anambra Police launched investigation to unravel the cause of burnt corpses

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Scene of the incidence
By Sunny A. David, Awka
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 Government.
The incident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on Saturday.
Said he: “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.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Haruna Mohammed (SP), confirmed the incident.
“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.
It would be recalled that the Mortuary section of Enugwu-Ukwu general hospital has been gutted by fire and all the corpses burnt beyond recognition.
It was said that the fire started at about three o’clock this afternoon and before they could get the fire service, the three -room-morgue had been raised down.
The mortician on duty couldn’t stop the fire as he was the only person on duty and they couldn’t ascertain the cause of the fire though according to the eye witnesses, the fire may have come from bush burning as the surrounding is over grown with dry grasses.

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