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Pandemonium In Anambra As Fire Guts Popular Onitsha Market – More details below



An emerging report has confirmed that the famous Onitsha market in Anambra state has been gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the tragic incident started at midnight, with the cause of the fire outbreak yet to be ascertained, The Nation reported.

Confirming the incident, Obenta Jude, a trader at the market, disclosed the fire outbreak affected two blocks of shops at the section of the market situated at Kano street.

Firefighters to the rescue Jude revealed that shortly after the fire broke out, the firefighters stormed the scene to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the market.

The fire service chief, Engr Martin Agbili, who confirmed the incident, said that his team acted immediately upon hearing the tragic incident. He said his men were immediately deployed to the scene of the incident while confirming that the fire service received the emergency call at almost half past two in the middle of the night.

Agbili said: “At about 0220hrs (2.20 am) of Monday, 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service received a distress call of a fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha. “However, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to the scene of the fire and they have been working there. They have gone for the refilling of the fire truck twice.

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