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14th December 2018

Sierra Leone Lady on Holiday in London Died in Gruesome Woolwich House Fire!

By Abu Shaw in London (07/09/18)

A Sierra Leone woman on holiday was found dead after fierce blaze rips through a Woolwich home early hours yesterday in south-east London. 


The unfortunate Sierra Leone lady Mrs Memunatu Warne, on visit to London, was due to fly out today to Sierra Leone before death sadly struck her in the house fire blaze in Woolwich. (Photo: Sierra Leonean fire victim Memuna Warne. Rest in Peace).

Dozens of firefighters tackled the flames after the blaze broke out at the house in Centurion Square, Woolwich, in the early hours of Thursday. Memunatu Warne, Principal of  LICCSAL Business College in Sierra Leone, 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. The fire was under control by 3.12am and its cause will be investigated. A London Fire Brigade said: "Sadly one woman was found dead at the scene by crews wearing breathing apparatus." (Photo: Fire Brigade officers in attendance). 

A woman has been found dead by fire crews tackling a house fire in south-east London that is being treated as suspicious. Nearly two dozen 999 calls were made after a fire broke out at a house in Centurion Square in Woolwich Thursday morning.

Metropolitan Police said a woman in her late 40s was found dead in the house while a man in his 60s and woman in her 50s were taken to hospital for treatment. A woman died in a house fire in Woolwich, south east London, Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called out at around 1.20am and it took two hours for the blaze to be brought under control. Eight engines carrying around 60 firefighters tackled the fire.

Scotland Yard said: "Two other people from the property, a man in his sixties and a woman in her fifties, have been taken to hospital for treatment of injuries. Their condition is not serious. At this stage, the fire is being treated as suspicious. Enquiries in the full circumstances continue.

"Local CCTV footage will be reviewed and detailed forensic tests carried out. A crime scene remains in place and the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been made aware of this incident. Detectives are keen to hear from anyone in the area - including local residents - who heard or saw anything suspicious before or after the fire started."

Brief History of Late Memunatu Warne

Until her untimely death in London, Memunatu Warne was the Principal of the LICCSAL Business College in Sierra Leone. As Proprietress and Principal, she recalled that LICCSAL at its inception in 2000 started with eighteen students most of which were on scholarship from the proprietors.

LICCSAL started with two courses, which were Business Studies and Secretarial Studies. Presently their course structure has extended to areas such as Marketing, Mass Communications, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, Purchasing and Procurement, Community Development Studies, Business Administration and Information Technology.

LICCSAL has successfully earned a provisional affiliation status to the University of Sierra Leone. This means that you can now study at LICCSAL and earn a degree conferred by Fourah Bay College FBC, the University of Sierra Leone. The programmes are supervised by IPAM, an affiliate of FBC.


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