ATLEAST four persons are feared dead and several others injuredr in an afternoon eplosion at a chemical market complex near Onitsha headbridge on Tuesday.
An eye witness account stated that the incident occurred at about12.50.pm leading to panic and stampede
“We heard loud explosion followed by thick black smoke and subsequent inferno that engulfed the entire building
Our source stated teat he was at the shop selling when. he heard loud explosion
that shook the foundation of the whole building.
When the fire subsided ,some people trapped. and those consumed in the inferno were brought down
We gathered that goods worth more than a billion wetre destroyed
One of the traders who sufferrd minor injury but hard his shop totallly erased told National Light that he narrowly escaped . death.
The state fire service boss who said.he deployed his men early enough said they battled the inferno with the assistance of Delta State fire service
The chairman of the market Chindu Ezenwike who commended the efforts of the traders in assisting fire service said they so far lost four people and prayed for governments assistance.