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Octogenarian burnt while cooking in Kwara

An 86-year-old man has been injured in a fire that burnt his house on Afolayan Street, off Asa Dam Road in Ilorin, Kwara State. It…

An 86-year-old man has been injured in a fire that burnt his house on Afolayan Street, off Asa Dam Road in Ilorin, Kwara State.

It was learnt that the fire came from the fire with which he was cooking.

The spokesman of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, said the incident occurred on Saturday when the victim momentarily stepped out to attend to someone while cooking.

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He said, “Upon returning, he discovered his apartment was on fire in the 12-room building. In a state of distress, he entered the burning apartment, possibly to retrieve belongings, and suffered injuries, including burns to the hair on his head. The man was promptly taken to the hospital.”

 

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