Man burns inside masquerade costume while pulling stunt during Anambra festival

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While attempting a stunt in Anambra State, an unidentified man was burned to death in a masquerade costume.

It was gathered that the incident happened at Ogbunike, during the Eli’m Ede’ Cultural Festival, which was held on Saturday.

The festival is an annual event in which locals are entertained by masquerades of all sizes and forms gathered in the town square.

According to an eyewitness, while taking the masquerade to Amawa square, the masquerade attendants performed a fire stunt in front of the masquerade, which was seated on the ground, but quickly extinguished it.

“Unknown to the attendants, the fire had entered the raffia costume worn by the masquerade, and before they could put it off, it spread all over the body of the masquerade, causing the man serious burns,” he said.

It was learned that the man, who sustained serious burns, was rushed to the hospital, where he gave up the ghost on Sunday evening.


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