A fire outbreak at the popular Chemical Market, located at the business centre of Anambra state, Onitsha, have reportedly ended the lives of at least four market people while some other buyers and sellers were left with degrees of burns and other injuries, on Tuesday
IsL learned that the fire incident at the popular Ogbo Ogwu Market was caused by an explosion. The fire also ate up goods and properties worth millions of naira.
Source from the market who confirmed the sad incident to newsmen include the Managing Director of the Anambra State Fire Service, Engr. Martin Agbili, he disclosed that the fire only gutted a section of the market.
Engr. Agbili, however, noted that the actual cause of the fire outbreak was yet to be confirmed. Nonetheless, he added that firefighters were at the market to put off the fire.
However, at the time of filing this report, IsL lacks the knowledge on the degree of casualties and destruction of properties caused by the fire.