A woman and her two children in Rivers have been killed by an explosion from a cooking stove suspected to have been fed with adulterated kerosene.

The victims whose identity could not be confirmed as at the time of filing this report were reportedly trapped in their house when the tragedy occurred at midday Tuesday.

The incident happened in an Estate at Choba community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State.

Sources at the community said the woman’s husband had earlier locked the woman and her two kids in the house and went away with the keys, which made it impossible for them to escape when the explosion occurred.

A source close to the scene alleged that the victims burnt to death in the locked room adding that everything in the house went into flame.