One collapses as fire razes Anambra market

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Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

Properties worth millions was on Saturday destroyed in a fire incident at the old Automobiles spare parts Market Awada, Anambra state.

One person reportedly collapsed during the incident, which occurred around 01:30:am.

The Nation gathered that the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

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The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident in a statement.

He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has sympathized with the victims
of the inferno.

He said, “Today, 11/1/2020 at about 01:30:am, there was a fire outbreak at old Automobiles spare parts market Awada.

“Following the distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Awada Division CSP Tony Adeyi rushed to the scene and alerted the fire service department and other emergency units which also responded promptly and put off the fire.

“Meanwhile, the area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.

“One person

whose identity is yet unknown collapsed and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“Cause of the fire and value of property destroyed are yet to be ascertained.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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