Sierra Leonean woman dies in fire blaze in South East London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 September 2018:

A Sierra Leonean woman believed to be a Mrs Memuna Warne, who was said to be on a visit to London and was due to fly back to Sierra Leone tomorrow, has been reported killed in a fire which engulfed the house she was staying in Woolwich, South-East London.

According to a London Standard News report, dozens of firefighters tackled the flames after the blaze broke out at the house in Centurion Square, Woolwich, in the early hours of this morning – Thursday, 6 September 2018.

The woman, whose age is not yet known, was discovered dead by crew members after the fire broke out shortly after 1am.

Dramatic images showed smoke billowing from the property’s windows and into the night sky as crews fought to bring the fire under control.

Almost two dozen emergency calls were made after the blaze broke out, with 60 firefighters in eight engines rushing to the scene.

Two people who had left the building before firefighters arrived were rushed to hospital.

London Fire Brigade said: “Sadly one woman was found dead at the scene by crews wearing breathing apparatus.”

The fire was under control by 3.12am and its cause will be investigated.

Story published courtesy of London Standard.



  1. Very sad indeed. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. I am confident that the Police will get to the bottom of this. May her soul RIP.

  2. Oh Lord. My sincere sympathy to her friends and family. We have to accept it as God’s will. It is unbearable, but we cannot change it. What a waste of a beautiful, precious life. I am just too sad about this!

  3. May her soul rest in Perfect Peace. Do you see the efforts to save her life? Her life is worth more than any amount of money. Here in London, she died like a human being. In Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa, a life is worth nothing. Learn to value human life.

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