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One-year-old baby burnt to death in Calabar

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A one-year-old baby has been burnt to death in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, as a result of a candlelight fire in a thatched house.

The incident was said to have occurred at the Eta Agbor area of Calabar Municipality on October 9.

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When NAN visited the area, it was observed that the thatched house was completely burnt down.

Ms Glory Etim-Akpan, mother of the child, told NAN that her child was sick and so she went out to a pharmacy in the area to get drugs and pampers for her, explaining that she left the child, a baby girl, Kate Dickson, at home sleeping, while the candlelight was burning.

“My baby was having cough and catarrh, so I decided to go out to buy drugs and pampers for her. Before I went out of the house, I lighted a candle on top of a metal plate in our room.

“I didn’t even get to the pharmacy when I was called that our house was on fire. And It was not up to 30 minutes that I left the house.

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“Neighbours around heard my baby crying, but they couldn’t intervene. When I came back, we broke the door and I found out that my baby was already burnt to death.

“Also, I lost all my properties including my certificates. The fire burnt down my apartment completely,” she lamented.

According to Etim-Akpan, her life has been shattered because she has nowhere to stay, no food to eat, and no clothes to wear.

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One-year-old baby burnt to death in Calabar


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