Tragedy as fire destroys popular market in Ebonyi

Written by on July 13, 2022

Tragedy struck in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, following the destruction of a section of the popular Eke Market, in Afikpo Town by a strange fire, on Tuesday evening.

While goods worth millions of naira including shops were destroyed by the fire, no life was reportedly lost.

The cause of the fire was not yet known as at the time of this report but the traders who were taken unawares made frantic efforts to save their goods without success as the fire burnt their goods with so much intensity.

The fire Service Unit in Afikpo could not mobilise to quench the raging inferno because its equipment were reportedly not functional.

This development prompted the youths of the Area to mobilize and stop the fire from further escalation.

Meanwhile, Hon Lilian Ngozi Eziuloh, member representing Afikpo North East Constituency, Ebonyi State
House of Assembly has consoled the victims of the fire outbreak.

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