Corpses Burnt As Fire Guts Mortuary

Some human corpses have been consumed after fire gutted the mortuary at the Agagbe Community in Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State, North Central Nigeria.
Reports had it that the fire started in the late hours of Friday, burning to ashes the bodies deposited at the morgue.

The mortuary was said to belong to St. Francis Xavier Parish Agagbe and the fire broke out at about 5:00 pm on Friday.
Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, a Superintendent of Police said that six corpses were burnt.

She said, “It is true, the DPO is on it, the information we received is that the fire started somewhere and only extended to the morgue. Six corpses were burnt, an investigation is ongoing.”

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