An explosion has rocked the popular Ọgbọ Ọgwụ Market in Onitsha, Anambra state with many feared dead and injured.
It was gathered that the explosion, which occurred on Tuesday morning, razed many goods in the market.
A trader under condition of anonymity told our Correspondent that the incident took place at the chemical section of the market with many shops destroyed.
He said the incident has forced the traders to close shops.
According to him, a storey building where chemical dealers were doing their businesses was razed down.
“The explosion sound was heavy, putting fears on many traders in the market. We did not suspect any bomb issue.
“I’m on my way home and many other traders, but the fire service personnel are already on ground to handle the situation,” he said.
When contacted, the Managing Director of the Anambra State Fire Service, Engr. Martin Agbili confirmed the outbreak, but however said it affected a section of the Ọgbọ Ọgwụ Market.
While noting that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, he said his men are currently there at the scene battling the fire.
“The extent of damages caused by the fire is also yet to be ascertained,” Agbili said.Share