A lot of corpses catched fire in which the cause is not known. This occurred at the mortuary part of the General Hospital, Enugwu -Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra.

The incident took place at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday.

Mr Haruna Mohammed, the state police public relations officer, who affirmed the incident, reported that, the police command had started investigating to know the cause of the fire.

“Police patrol team, led by the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Nimo Police Division, CSP Benjamin Egu on arrival at the scene, contacted fire Service department, which later put out the fire with the help of local volunteers".

“However, the fire caused extensive damage in the building as almost all the corpses at the mortuary were burnt beyond recognition".

“The cause of the fire incident is still unknown but the case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident,” Mr Haruna Mohammed reported.

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