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Four feared dead as heavy explosion rocks Onitsha market

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Four feared dead as heavy explosion rocks Onitsha market

A suspected chemical explosion has occurred at the Popular Ogbo-Ogwu Market around the overhead bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State.

It was gathered that the explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon and emergency services were ongoing at the scene as at press time.

It was gathered that the explosion engulfed shops and properties in the market leading to the collapse of some shops with several people trapped in the resulting rubble.

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When contacted, the Managing Director of the Anambra State Fire Service, Engineer 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.

Four people have been reported dead as at the time of filing this report.

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