A man has announced that he lost his father to the Ochanja market, Onitsha fire which also consumed their shop.
The man, Gerald Ifeanyi Ogbuagu revealed that he lost his father after he had initially sent out a distress message saying his father has been missing since the fire which consumed their shop in Ochaja market, Onitsha, Anambra state.
Haven’t seen my dad since yesterday fire burnt down our shop. please help me repost.
He has now announced that he didn’t only lose his shop but also lost his father to the fire outbreak.
The fire started after a fuel tanker fell and exploded leading to a wide spread fire that consumed so many shops and lives in Ochanja market and its environs. It was indeed a black day in Anambra state.
According to reports, help didn’t come until after about 2 hours when Delta state fire service responded to the emergency.
A woman and her child were also said to have died during the fire outbreak. She was carrying her child and reportedly wanted ran out of her shop when the fire started spreading but unfortunately stepped on a slippery object, making her fall into the gutter which was already engulfed in fire. She and her child ended up getting burnt.
The death toll is yet to be confirmed.