NEWSMany Feared Dead, As Heavy Explosion Rocks Onitsha Market

A suspected Chemical Explosion has occurred at the Popular Ogbo-Ogwu Market around the over head bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Reports gathered that the explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

According to the reports,  the explosion which happened on Tuesday afternoon engulfed shops and properties in the market. Four persons reportedly died in the incident.

When contacted, the Managing Director of the Anambra State Fire Service, Engr. Martin Agbili confirmed the fire incident adding that it affected a section of the Ọgbọ Ọgwụ market.

While noting that the cause of the fire is yet to be verified, the Anambra fire chief disclosed that his men and other emergency services are currently at the scene.

As at the time of filing this report, its unclear if there were any casualties but eyewitness reports indicate several people were injured.

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