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Woman selling black market petrol burnt to death in Edo

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Mary Agada, a 20-year old woman selling petrol at the black market was on Friday burnt to death.

The incident happened at Igbogor Community in Ovia South-West local government area of Edo State.

Herald Nigeria learnt that the victim sells petrol in small gallons in the community.

According to eyewitnesses,  Agade kept fuel in her kitchen and was pouring fuel to sell to a customer when she was gutted by fire from a lit stove.

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Her husband, Amend Agada, barely escaped death as he was with her in the kitchen when the incident occurred.

While he managed to quickly jumped out, his wife has already been caught up in flames.

Witnesses said he tried to rescue her but was prevented by the blazing fire and watched helplessly as his wife cried in agony till she died.

The corpse has have been taken to Benue State for burial.

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