Adulterated kerosene has killed a 15 year-old boy and burnt 3 others at Ukpebo Street, off Textile Mill Road in Benin, the Edo State capital.
The incident which occurred on Wednesday night, left a 31 year-old mother of three, Mrs. Loveth Sunday Ode, her two year-old son, Wisdom, and her relative, Alfred Omonefe, with varying degrees of severe burns.
The incident occurred when Mrs. Ode attempted to refill a lamp in the room with kerosene she bought from a roadside trader.
One of the victims, Alfred, 15, however died while being rushed to undergoing emergency treatment at the Central Hospital, Benin. Little wisdom is admitted at private clinic in Benin.
The 35 year old husband of Mrs. Loveth, Mr. Sunday Ode, told HOMELAND NEWS he was away at work when he got a call that his wife, son and nephew have been rushed to the accident and emergency ward of the hospital following a fire from adulterated kerosene.
Mr. Ode, a farmer who hails from Ughele North in Delta State, explained that although the fire caused by the explosion did not affect other rooms in the compound, it however, destroyed his valuables.