Asuquo Okon is one of the victims of the fire outbreak that occurred at Linc Oil and Gas depot in Calabar on Sunday morning.

He and some others are currently battling for their lives at the intensive care unit of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCHT.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed that nine persons died as a result of the inferno.

Seven persons were currently receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCHT.

The Chief Medical Director of UCTH, Thomas Agan, said that the hospital admitted nine persons shortly after the tragic incident.

“We admitted nine patients. Seven of them in the burns ward and the other two who had severe threatening conditions were taken into the Intensive Care Unit.

“Unfortunately, those two gave up the ghost this morning. Right now, we have seven patients with burns in our custody and they are receiving treatment."