Goods worth millions were lost in a fire at a market in Onitsha

Onitsha fire outbreak

The fire, which gutted some parts of the market in Onitsha was contained and no life was recorded, however, goods worth millions of naira were lost.

The Anambra State Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga, stated that the outbreak destroyed two blocks of shops in the Kano Street section of the Main Market in Onitsha, Anambra State.

preliminary information: Ikenga disclosed that preliminary information suggests that the cause of the fire was an electrical surge from a cosmetic store in the building.

He added that police monitoring personnel are still at the scene of the fire to ensure continued safety and security.

He advised the public to always turn off their appliances before leaving their home or office.

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Martin Agbili, the state fire chief noted that a distress call was put to him at about 2 am about a fire outbreak and he immediately deployed his men to the area, adding that they trying to put out the fire, which continues to rage. .

Martin noted that his men went to refill twice in an attempt to put out the fire but the team will ensure that the inferno is extinguished, no matter how long it takes.

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