So Sad! Ochanja Market In Onitsha Raze Down By Fire, Five Dies (Graphic Photos+Videos)
A popular market in Onitsha, Ochanja market was on Wednesday razed down by fire. A loaded fuel tanker exploded at Upper Iweka, Onitsha and a vast portion of the area was gutted by fire.
According to an eyewitness, buildings and business premises close to the scene of the fire, extending to Ochanja Market were affected.
No fewer than five persons died in the Wednesday tanker fire in Onitsha, Anambra State.
A woman and her child had been confirmed dead, while three others were said to have died at different locations in the area.
Forty buildings and scores of shops were also torched in the disaster caused by the derailing of a tanker loaded with petrol.
An eyewitness who said the fire started at about 10 am, explained that there was no presence of fire service personnel on hand.
A yet-to-be identified woman and her baby caught up by the inferno and burnt beyond recognition were rushed to Toronto Hospital but were certified dead by a medical doctor.
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