At least one person has been confirmed dead, following Saturday’s fire that gutted the Mgbuka Obosi Spare Parts Market in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
We understand that the deceased, who was the chairman of Zone 11 in the market, and was identified as G.O.D, did not die in the inferno.
He was said to have slumped in the market “after seeing that his five shops were completely destroyed by the fire.”
He was reportedly rushed to a private hospital in the area but was said to have died later.
We gathered that the fire, which destroyed goods valued at billions of naira, started around 1.30 am.
No life was lost in the fire, but the chairman of Zone 11, one Mr G.O.D, slumped after seeing his five shops razed down by the fire.
“He was rushed to the hospital but later gave up the ghost.”
The fire destroyed so many shops and goods because of the highly inflammable nature of the goods sold in the market.
The NSCDC spokesperson said that the fire was put out by men of the Anambra State Fire Service, assisted by operatives of other sister-security agencies.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as investigation is still ongoing.