Saturday, January 11, 2020

Trader slumps, as fire guts Anambra market

A trader on Saturday slumped and was rushed to hospital after watching his shop ruined by fire.

The trader whose identity could not be ascertained as of press time reportedly shouted, “I am finished” and collapsed.

“Bystanders rushed him to the hospital. We don’t know his state of health as of now, the incident occurred around 1.30am on Saturday when all of us got a text message that the market was on fire and rushed to the place.”

Punch correspondent gathered that property worth millions of naira was destroyed in the inferno at the old Automobiles Spare Parts Market Awada, Anambra State.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident to Punch correspondent.

He said firefighters responded swiftly that no life was lost in the incident.