- Parts of Ogbogonogo Market in Delta were destroyed by fire on Tuesday, May 26
- The inferno damaged many goods worth millions of naira with some shops gutted
- The tragedy has drawn the sympathy of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who condoled with victims of the fire
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There was a fire outbreak at the popular Ogbogonogo Market in the capital of Delta state, Asaba, that destroyed a lot of goods and shops on Tuesday, May 26.
On getting reports of the tragic development, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa visited the market to ascertain the level of damage done by the inferno and the cause of it.
Via his official Twitter page, Okowa thanked"the state fire service for the prompt intervention that saved many lives, and ensured that a lot more stores and millions of Naira worth of goods were unaffected."
The governor promised residents to continue collaborating with the Oshimili local government council and leaders of the market to determine the extent of assistance that can be given to those who have been affected by the tragedy.
He pointed out that while the cause of the fire is still a mystery, the state government is in the process of determining the number of properties that were damaged by the flames.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that there was another gruesome accident on the famous Otedola bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday, May 21.
The accident which took place at the lane leading to Berger has reportedly left many persons dead.
Moreover, the tragedy had caused serious gridlock that extended to the road linking the Lagos state secretariat in Alausa.
However, emergency workers have been reported to be at the scene trying to contain the situation as well as prevent a fire outbreak.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, had been gutted by fire.
Legit.ng gathered that the last floor of the seven-story building was engulfed in flames destroying valuables and other items on the premises.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. However, firefighters have arrived at the building to put out the fire.
This incident came almost a week after the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) was on fire. It was gathered that the Federal Fire Service (FFS) successfully extinguished the fire.
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