Abakaliki - Tragedy struck on Saturday in Ebonyi State as eight members of a family in Ohufu village, Ogboji community in Ishielu local government area were burnt to death in a fire outbreak, reports The Nation.
Those killed in the disaster include a woman and her seven children.
The husband, Sylvanus Nefuru and one of the children, Ukamaka Nwefuru, were the only members of the family who escaped.
The two thatched houses where the family members were sleeping suddenly caught fire around 3am.
The cause of the outbreak could not be ascertained.
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