From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, Inferno Claims Three Months Old Baby
By Aruna Turay
Sep 7, 2010, 17:08

An inferno that engulfed 28 George Brook, Dwazark Farm in the late hours of Sunday 5th September 2010 left a three-month old baby burnt to death after gutting the entire five-apartment building.


According to eyewitness report, the fire took residents by surprise from the apartments where the baby was lying asleep. Reports say a relative of the baby who was at the scene tried all he could to save the babyís life but to no avail. Sources say the baby was locked up in a room and left to sleep by its mother.


According to locals, the deplorable road network and the deprivation of water supply to this community led to the extensive destruction caused by the fire as the Freetown fire brigade were not able to access the scene in time. They used this forum to call on Governmentís assistance in improving water supply and road network within the Dwazark Community.



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