Fire Guts Market In Delta state, Destroys Properties Worth Millions
Fire has razed down the Delcma Section of Sapele Market, in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. The fire destroyed properties worth several millions of naira, as warehouses and shops where provisions are kept were not spared. Details of the cause of the fire were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
Comrade Benson Okorodudu, a member of the Market Committee who also spoke on the incident, narrated how at first the terrain was not accessible for fire trucks and the role traders played to evacuate some wares. According to him, “before the fire service trucks came, some of them tried to do the best they can and with the arrival of fire trucks from Seplat and the State fire service, the inferno was brought under control. While noting that the cost of the goods destroyed cannot be immediately quantified, he said a committee will be put in place to do that, as well as prevent a future re-occurrence. The Sapele Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Eugene Inoaghan commended the prompt response of the fire service, stating that traders should be safety conscious when they handle electrical appliances. He also promised to provide assistance to the affected shop owners to cushion the effect of the loss.