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Fire razes plastic market in Onitsha

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A midnight inferno has razed the plastic market located at Amobi street in Onitsha, Anambra state early hours of Friday.

The spokesperson of the Anambra Police Command, Haruna Mohammed condisclosed the incident later in the morning.

According to Mohammed, the fire started around 1.50am and affected one of the plazas in the market, leaving millions of goods destroyed.

Mohammed reported: “On 5/3/2021 at about 1:50am, there was a fire outbreak at a plaza located at plastic market by Amobi street Onitsha in Anambra State.

“Police operatives led by DPO, CPS Onitsha SP Ifeanyi Iburu quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looting and further catastrophe.

“Fire Service was equally contacted and they responded promptly.The fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathizers in the area.

“No loss of life and no injury have been reported. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain extent of damage and circumstances surrounding the incident.”


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