A 34-year-old single mother of five, Sabrina Dunigan reportedly lost all her 5 kids to a fire accident on her birthday.
According to reports, Sabrina left home early on Friday morning to drop someone at work only to return to meet her apartment in flames with her children stuck inside.
The sudden fire reportedly started on the second floor of the apartment building in East St. Louis across from the playground at Annette Harris Officer Elementary School.
The county coroner revealed that four of the children were found dead inside the apartment while the fifth one died at the hospital.
The victims have been identified as 2-year-old Loyal Dunigan, 4-year-old Jabari Johnson, 7-year-old twins Heaven and Nevaeh Dunigan and 9-year-old Deontay Dunigan.
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In related news, a mother, named Titilayo Adigun, and her four children were burnt to death when a candlelight started a massive fire that burnt their house in Kwara state.
The mother and her five children were sleeping at their home at Ifesowapo community, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, with a candle lighting one of the rooms, following days of power outage.
The husband and father of the deceased was out to get some things when the incident happened.
Sources close to the family said only one out of the five children survived the inferno. The child is now receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin.
The landlord of the house, Mr Ibrahim Gana, was the one who rescued the child who survived. He sustained an injury on his hand while rescuing the child.