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Kerosene Explosion: After Losing 6 Children, Policeman’s Wife Dies

The police corporal, Mr. Hope Adeleke, who recently lost his six children to kerosene explosion that occurred in Oghara, Delta State, has lost his wife as a result of the same explosion.

The wife, Edna, died on Monday night at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she had been receiving treatment for injuries she sustained from the fire incident.

Mrs. Adeleke was rushed to the hospital along with her six children last month after they sustained, what doctors described as over 85 per cent degree burns arising from the explosion of a lantern which she had lit  that later sparked-off the explosion.
Four of her children died shortly after they were admitted at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, where they were rushed to for medical attention.
With her death, her husband, the corporal serving in Warri, is now left in a lonely world of his own, having lost his entire family members of seven to the kerosene explosion

Beside the death of Adeleke’s family members, two other persons, a woman and an 11-year-old girl had lost their lives to similar kerosene incidents.

Last Saturday, however, two other children who were referred along with their mother to the UBTH also died, leaving their mother who equally passed on late Monday

So far, 43 incidents of kerosene explosion, resulting in deaths in some cases, have also been reported in Rivers State.
This has raised fears that further cases of explosion might be recorded in other parts of the country, following scarcity of the product, which had forced unscrupulous dealers to adulterate it.


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