Four siblings were burnt to death at their home in Animal Line by Dore Street, off Mciver Market in Warri, Delta State.
The children who were between the ages of six months to six years old, were in their house waiting for their mum to finish preparing dinner when an explosion that engulfed their building occurred.
Although the cause of the fire is yet unknown, it is believed that the mother might have been using adulterated kerosene to cook.
The mother of the children sustained serious burns and was rushed to Oghara hospital where she is receiving medical attention.
Chairman of the Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Michael Tidi, who was at the scene of the incident on Wednesday morning, said the remains of the children has been deposited in the morgue.
Dr Tidi immediately directed the councillor representing Pessu Ward in Warri South Council Legislative Arm, Hon. Emmanuel Egbe, to discuss with leaders of the affected family, in order to offset the medical bills of the mother as well as grant scholarship to the 15-year-old eldest child of the woman, Prosper Obodo who lives with his elder brother in another part of Warri
The Warri South Chairman warned against the use of adulterated kerosene and tasked media practitioners as well as the National Orientation Agency to embark on advocacy against the sale and use of adulterated kerosene to avert further loss of lives and property.