A man has reportedly burnt to death while trying to pull a stunt in a masquerader attire during the Eli’m Ede Cultural Festival at Ogbunike in Anambra State.
Masquerade Burn During Fire Stunt In Anambra
According to Punch, the incident happened on Saturday at the Eli’m Ede Festival, which is an annual event, where masqueraders of various sizes and shapes gather at the village square to entertain indigenes.
An eyewitness said the masquerader attendants, while leading the masquerader to Amawa Square to entertain the waiting spectators, had pulled a fire stunt in front of the masquerader, which was sitting on the ground, but immediately extinguished it.
He said, “After they extinguished the fire, unknown to the attendants, the fire had entered the raffia costume worn by the masquerader, and before they could put it off, it spread all over the masquerade and burnt the masquerader.”
It was gathered that the masquerader, who sustained serious burns, was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead on Monday evening.
KanyiDaily had also reported how an Ogun Masquerade, Danafojura pulled a deadly fire stunt at an event by setting himself on fire and walking through the fire without getting hurt.