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BREAKING: Fire guts shops in Onitsha main market

A section of the popular main market in Onitsha, Anambra State is on fire.

The cause of the fire, which reportedly started around 1:am, today, Monday, November 28, 2022, t is yet to be ascertained.

A trader in the market, Obenta Jude said two block of shops within the section of the market known as Kano Street have so far been razed by the inferno.

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He said efforts by fire fighters who arrived the scene shortly to put out the fire have not been successful as the fire continued raging.

Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili said his men were promptly deployed to the area immediately he was alerted.

He said: “At about 0220hrs (2.20am) of Monday 28-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Kano Street behind Main Market, Onitsha.

“However, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to scene of fire and they have been working there. They have gone for refilling of the fire truck twice.”

The incident comes barely three weeks after many reportedly died and billions of naira in property were destroyed after an explosion rocked the popular Onitsha drug market, in Anambra state.

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