TWO baby boys aged 6months old and less than three years old were burnt to death while their mother was chilling out at a beer parlour in Uga, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state last night.
This woman had locked her kids in the home with a lantern and gone off to enjoy her night but while she was away, the lantern caused a fire outbreak. Very disturbing pics of the burnt babies and their now weeping mother as seen on the pictures.
According to an indigene of the locality, she narrated that the incident occurred when late in the night, I heard a chilling voice of someone screaming. I called my neighbour and asked if she too heard the cry but neighbour said she didn’t. Only for later in the night, my neighbour called me panicking saying we needed to hurry to Mama Ugo’s house. That there has been a fire incident and her kids were suspected trapped in the house.” she said
She further narrated that they rushed off to the scene and this was the gory sight they met. The 6 month old baby was burnt black and beyond recognition while his elder brother was equally dead.
It turned out that the someone screaming late that night was these kids’ eldest 3 year old brother. He had managed to escape from the burning house and was now screaming and crying for their mummy as he ran in the darkness looking for help for his younger ones.
While he was running out, his younger brother pictured above not burnt was trying to run but was coughing (due to smoke). He sustained injuries and was finally choked to death by smoke but the baby burnt beyond recognition.
When our team of reporters arrived the scene this morning, another person lives close to the woman spoke on the incident. He says…”This woman had 6 children, only that one (the boy that escaped the fire) is alive now but the rest had all died from one carelessness to the other. She’s from Umuchu but married to a native of Uga in Anambra state .
Other angry residents living around the area where the incident occurred told Anambra State Online that sometimes she leaves them there to cry and cry in a locked room while she messes around in the village .
“This a lesson to all young mothers , every child has the right to life and be cared for! They didn’t beg anyone to bring them into this life . This is a lifetime haunting experience , the psychological trauma and pain will remain endless.
I don’t really have much to say but she has been warned severally to stop staying at that beer palour but she ends up quarreling with her advisers,” they said
Many village women who visited there confirmed it and narrated how they advised her in the past to no avail.
About 3 other people said they saw her dancing around 10pm at the joint and unfortunately that was when her kids were roasting to death.
The villagers didn’t beat the mother up as we pleaded to them not to do so. But one of her relations slapped her three times before they tied her up.
When asked on what their next line of action would be, one of the relations of the woman’s husband said that the matter would be discussed among the “Umu-Nna” (Senior Male members of the family) in order to reach a decision on the matter.
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