A mysterious fire has ravaged Onitsha main market in Anambra.
The fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday.
The fire reportedly broke out in a section of the market known as the White House.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that goods and shops worth millions have been destroyed after a mysterious fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday, at Onitsha main market, in Anambra State.
The Market is reputed to be the biggest in West Africa and hosts a large population of traders, who are mainly importers of goods and deal in varied products.
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A source, Mr Barth Ifediora, who raised alarm, said the fire broke out early morning of Tuesday, in a section of the market known as White House.
White House is the office of the leaders of the market, an expansive two-storey building and hosts several offices, halls for meetings in the first and second floor, while the ground floor hosts shops.
A source said: “The area mostly affected by the fire is the block of shops under the white house, where expensive lace materials are sold.”
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At the time of filing this report, Martin Agbili, the fire service boss in Anambra State, could not be reached for reactions.
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