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Aba Wife Rescues Husband From Burning Building

The landlord of a two-storey building, Mr Joseph Nwachukwu, escaped
death by whiskers as his property was gutted by fire in Aba, Abia. Mr Chizoba Nwachukwu, the eldest son of Nwachukwu, made this known to newsmen in Aba Friday.

Nwachukwu told newsmen that his mother was on her way back home when she saw the house in flames.

“She rushed to see my dad alone in the room and saved him first before calling for help from the neighbourhood, he said.

He said that the fire, which started from a tenant’s apartment, razed
the building at 17 Joe Express Street, near Ariaria International
Market on Thursday.

The eldest son said that his father who had been suffering from
stroke before the inferno was rescued while the property, including cash
was gutted by fire.

“Every other thing in our flat was completely burnt. All I have
laboured for in life are no more. The only thing I have is this cloth I
am wearing.

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He said that the people who came to their rescue could not enter
their flat because of electric shock from the boiler and gave the cost
of the damage including cash to be over N3 million.

He alleged that the fire outbreak was caused by their neighbour , who allegedly left an electric boiler on.

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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.