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In Anambra: 11-year-old pupil burnt to death in hostel

An 11-year-old pupil of the Patterson Memorial Grammar School, Awada, Onitsha, Anambra State, Chigozie Anyichie, has been burnt beyond recognition.

It was gathered that the deceased, a Junior Secondary School 1 pupil, was inside the dormitory when the incident occurred, while the others went for devotion.

“Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno, while the deceased was burnt beyond recognition,” an eyewitness told our correspondent.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident to PUNCH Metro.

He said the cause of the fire and the value of the property destroyed had yet to be ascertained.

Mohammed added that the corpse had been photographed and deposited in the mortuary for post-mortem examination. Punch

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