BY AUSTIN OGWUDA
ASABA —TWO female undergraduate siblings have been burnt to death following a midnight inferno that razed their hostel in Agbor, Delta State, Tuesday.
The two girls were students of College of Education, Agbor and were among those living in a private hostel adjacent the college.
Their names were given as Favour and Ndidi from Obiaruku in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.
According to an eyewitness, “the unfortunate incident occurred while they were sleeping in the hostel. The fire started at about midnight unknown to neighbours that the two girls were in their rooms.”
The cause of the fire was not immediately ascertained but Vanguard gathered that men of the state fire service were called in for rescue operation after the havoc had been done. The two corpses were deposited at the Central Hospital, Agbor.
State Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Dr. Tony Nwaka, had while delivering his mid-term report last year said 90 lives and property worth over N7 billion were lost to fire in the last six years.
He said over N65 billion property were salvaged.