Scores feared dead as fire razes Onitsha drug market (video)

Scores feared dead as fire razes Onitsha drug market (video)

A fire broke out at the famed drug (Ogbo Ogwu) market in Onitsha, Anambra State, killing many persons and injuring many more.

The inferno that erupted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, damaged goods and properties worth millions of naira.

The cause of the fire, which injured a portion of the market, as well as the real number of casualties, were unknown at the time of publishing this report.


Engr. Martin Agbili, Director of Fire Service in the state, verified the occurrence and stated that the origin of the fire is yet unknown.



“The cause of the fire and extent of damages is yet to be ascertained, but my men are currently at the scene battling the fire,” he added.

Police spokesperson Tochukwu Ikenga, who also confirmed the incident said: “The situation is under control. The Deputy Commissioner in charge of Operations is currently there and the fire service operatives are also on grounds. Further details shall be communicated please.”

 



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