Priest dies in an early morning fire at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Anambra (photos)

A Catholic priest in Anambra state, Edmond Nwagbala, has been burnt to death in a fire incident in Nnewi Anambra state.

The fire incident, it was gathered, began at 04:00am in the morning at St.Peter Claver Catholic Parish Ichi in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State.

The deceased was the priest in charge of the parish and was sleeping in the Parish House when the fire started.

Police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.


He said the inferno, whose cause is yet to be ascertained, affected a part of the church’s residential building.

“As a result the parish priest one Rv Fr.Edmond Nwagbala ‘m’ aged about 60yrs was burnt beyond recognition inside his room at same premises.”

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