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Husband Of Woman Who Ran Mad After Kerosene Explosion Killed 4 Kids Begs Public Not To Hurt Her

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August 1st, 2017 – Husband Of Mother Who Ran Mad After Losing 4 Children To Kerosene Explosion Begs Public Not To Hurt Her

A mother simply identified as Iya Samson was spotted half naked after losing four of her children in a kerosene explosion at her residence.

The fire outbreak which took place last Friday night at Rumukwucha community, Rivers State, resulted from the adulterated kerosene she poured into her cooking stove.

According to a Vanguard report, the woman was seen yesterday around GRA junction half-naked and appealing to passers-by to help rescue her children.

An eyewitness, Uche who lives in the neighbourhood said the lady was cooking when the stove suddenly went up in flames, consuming her four children and other valuables in her apartment.

“We heard people saw her around GRA area of Port Harcourt begging that they should help recover her children from fire.

“Those who saw her did not know we were looking for her. They mistook her for a mad person.“ Uche said.

Her husband, Mr Ademola Danaogun has appealed to Port Harcourt residents to help bring back his wife wherever she is found.

He pleaded with the public not to attack his wife or mistake her for a witch or mad woman, emphasising that she had not recovered from the shock of the sad and painful loss.

He said, “We have been looking for her since. Some said they saw her at Ogbogoro; we have gone there to look for her, but didn’t find her.

“Yesterday evening, some people said they saw my wife at GRA. They said she was shouting that her four children were burning in fire.

“Please, if you see my wife, don’t kill her. People may conclude that she is a witch and had killed the children.

“No, it is not like that. I want to see her and take her home. We are going back to our state because we have lost everything.”




  1. Metu Nyetu

    August 1, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    EWOO! SO TOUCHING! LOOK what hardship that all these illegal refineries have driven a family into! May God please help this woman recover from the shock!

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    August 2, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    @Metu Nyatu you said it all and I join in saying a resounding “AMEN” to your prayer for that family.
    Heartbreaking indeed!!!
    RIP to the dead.

  3. Lola O

    August 2, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    What a sad story. She is suffering shock induced temporary insanity and needs urgent psychiatric care before she deteriorates further. May God have mercy on her. See how lives of the innocent are wasted in Nigeria simply because some people are too money-minded to put the safety of humans first? This is really heartbreaking. May God give that family fortitude to bear the loss and restoration, amen.

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