Three-year-old Emmanuel Samson of Sosanya Street, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos State, and his two months old sister, Rosemary Samson, have been burnt to death. The victims were reportedly killed by a stove fire in their parents’ one-room apartment around 10pm on Monday.
It was learnt that their father, Otunimi Samson, had not returned from work at the time of the incident, while their mother, Mercy Samson, was said to have gone to buy sugar at a shop on the street.
Mercy reportedly locked up the children inside the room.
According to Punchng the woman, after buying the sugar, went to another shop to visit a friend for about 30 minutes.
It was gathered that she was at the shop when neighbours rushed to call her that the apartment was on fire.
Officials of the Lagos State Fire Service from the Ilupeju Fire Station joined the residents in putting out the fire.