A man whose identity has been concealed has burnt to death while trying to pull a stunt in Anambra state.
The incident happened at Ogbunike, Oyi local government area of Anambra state during the Eli’m Ede’ Cultural Festival, which took place on Saturday.
The festival is a yearly event, where masquerades of various shapes and sizes gather at the village square to entertain indigenes and onlookers .
An eye witness who was at the scene of the incident summarized what transpired.
”The masquerade attendants while leading the masquerade to Amawa square, had pulled a fire stunt in front of the masquerade, which was sitting on the ground, but immediately 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.
The man, who sustained serious burns, was rushed to the hospital, where he gave up the ghost on Sunday evening.