A fire has broken out inside a mortuary in Anambra state, causing several dead bodies to burn up in the place.
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According to a report by Vanguard, the Anambra police command has launched an investigation to unravel the cause after a fire broke out, burning some corpses at the mortuary of the General Hospital in Enugwu -Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government. Over 50 corpses were reportedly affected in the place.
The incident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on Saturday.
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.