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Fire guts Anambra market, destroys goods worth millions of Naira

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The Nkwo market in Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area, LGA, of Anambra State was on Wednesday gutted by fire.

The inferno started about 1:20am as a result of a power surge.

According to eyewitnesses, goods worth millions, including household items and plastic materials were destroyed by the fire.

State Fire Chief, Dr Martin Agbili who confirmed the incident said there were no casualties.

According to him, “At about 0120hrs (1:20am) of Wednesday 21-02-2024, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of fire outbreak at Nkwo Market, Umunze.

“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and gallant firefighters to the fire scene. We fought, controlled and extinguished with the assistance of some traders and the public who came out at that incident time.

“The cause of the fire was unknown but suspected power surge. There was no casualty or lost of life during the fire incident but about four (4) shops were affected, mainly provision shops, plastic shop and attachments shop.

“Always remember to switch off your electrical and electronics appliances when they are not in use to avoid power surge.”

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