Over 50 corpses gutted by fire at a general hospital’s mortuary in Anambra State

The Mortuary section of Enugwu-Ukwu general hospital, situated in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State has been gutted by fire and all the corpses burnt beyond recognition.

It was said that the fire started at about three o’clock this afternoon and before they could get the fire service, the three -room-morgue had been raised down.

The mortician on duty couldn’t stop the fire as he was the only person on duty and they couldn’t ascertain the cause of the fire though according to the eye witneses, the fire may have come from bush burning as the surrounding is over grown with dry grasses.

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