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Charcoal fumes kill lady and her house help in Anambra

A Nigerian woman identified as Mrs Obiageli Ezeuboaja, and her house boy, Chikamso, have been killed in their sleep in Umuchiana village, Ekwulobia, Anambra State.

Her husband, Bernard Ezeuboaja, reported the incident on Wednesday at Aguata Police Station.

Bernard Ezeuboaja discovered that his wife one Obiageli Ezeuboaja aged 65 years and her house boy one Chikamso aged about 12 years slept and never woke up after he opened the door and saw their lifeless bodies.

Charcoal fumes kill lady and her house help in Anambra. Charcoal fumes kill lady and her house help in Anambra.

Following the report, Police detectives attached to Aguata division visited the scene and rushed victims to the hospital for medical attention but they were all certified death on arrival by a medical doctor.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased set a charcoal fire in order to warm the room due to cold weather leaving all the windows closed and without ventilation.

Meanwhile, the charcoal container was recovered as exhibit while corpses deposited at Ekwulobia hospital mortuary for autopsy.

An investigation is ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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