Fire razes popular Anambra market, Governor Obiano reacts

Fire razes popular Anambra market, Governor Obiano reacts

- Fire has gutted the old automobiles spare parts Market Awada, Anambra state

- Properties worth millions were said to have been destroyed in a fire incident

- Report has it that one person who was affected by the incident collapsed

- Governor Willie Obiano has promised to investigate the fire outbreak and support the traders in the rebuilding process

Tragedy struck in the early hours of Saturday, January 11, at the popular old automobiles spare parts market Awada, Anambra state as properties worth millions were destroyed by fire.

A trader was reported to have collapsed due to the unfortunate incident and was rushed to hospital.

The state governor, Willie Obiano said the Anambra Fire Service received a distress call of fire outbreak at the market at about 1.42am.

According to him, there was no loss of life in the fire outbreak. He added that he shared in the pain of the traders who have to be going through such at this time of the year.

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He said: "And like our administration has always done. We won't leave them in the cold but will investigate the fire outbreak and support them in the rebuilding process.

"I must commend the gallantry of our Firemen and thank ndị Anambra who came out at that time of the night to assist and support the firefighters during fire fighting."

Obiano added that his administration is determined to do everything within its powers to end the incessant fire outbreaks.

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Recall that the state suffered some fire incidents towards the end of 2019. In October, there was a fuel tanker explosion in Upper Iweka by Ochanja market. About 48 hours later, there was another explosion along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway by Bessoy filling station, Onitsha.

After multiple incidents leading to the death of residents in Anambra, the state government announced the restriction of movement of vehicles laden with petroleum products.

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