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Fire Guts Anambra Market

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Daniel Ojukwu

An old Automobiles Spare Parts Market in Anambra State was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the incident which occured under mysterious circumstances around 1:30am.

Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed that no life was lost but a trader collapsed and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

He said, “About 01.30am, there was a fire outbreak at old Automobiles Spare Parts Market, Awada.

“Following the distress call, police patrol team led by the DPO Awada Division, 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.

“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 known collapsed and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

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

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