Over 50 corpses burnt as fire guts morgue in Anambra

Over 50 corpses stored in Enugwu Ukwu general hospital’s mortuary were Saturday burnt beyond recognition.

The mystery fire was said to have started at about 5:41pm at the mortuary section of General Hospital Enugwu -Ukwu in Njikoka local Government Area of Anambra State.

A source said over 50 corpses were in the mortuary when the fire started, and most of which were burnt beyond recognition.

The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

Haruna said 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 before contacting fire fighters.

“The fire Service department arrived the scene and put off the fire with the help of local volunteers.

“However, the fire has caused extensive damage on the building as almost all the corpses at the mortuary were burnt beyond recognition.”

Haruna said the cause of the fire was yet unknown, but stated that the case was under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

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