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Two UNILAG female students die in Lagos hotel fire

Two students of the University of Lagos have been reported dead from injuries sustained in a midnight fire at a Lagos hotel.
The victims reportedly died of burns days after they were trapped in the hotel room where they were guests.
Their identities were given as Roli Odugwu, a 200-Level Mass Communication student, and Linda Elegeonye, a 300-level Law student.
Reports said Odugwu and Elegeonye were residents of Fagunwa Hall before their death.
They were said to have left the campus last week Monday to attend an evening event.
They reportedly lodged in the hotel to pass the night when it dawned on them that they could not return to the campus late in the night.
A friend of one of the students, said Odogwu informed her mother of her decision to pass the night in the hotel.
The victims were asleep when the inferno started from a faulty air conditioner.
It was learnt that the victims were trapped for several minutes before they were rescued from the room.
The victims were rushed to Gbagada General Hospital where they were diagnosed of having sustained first-degree burns.
Odogwu was said to have died at 4am last week Saturday and was buried at Atan Cemetery in Yaba.
The next day, Elegeonye, who had been in coma for six days, also passed on.