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Onitsha Explosion: Police say casualty figure unknown

It was earlier reported that no fewer than four persons were confirmed dead, and about 20 sustained various degrees of injuries.

• November 9, 2022
Photo of an explosion used to illustrate this story
Photo of an explosion used to illustrate this story

Police spokesman for the Anambra command, Tochukwu Ikenga, says the police do not have the casualty figure at the explosion in a chemical market in Onitsha.

Mr Ikenga stated this on Tuesday in Onitsha while reacting to an explosion that rocked the chemical market.

“I don’t have the information on the level of casualty and the level of damage. But I can confirm to you that there was (a) fire explosion at the chemical market, and our operatives led by DCP Operations, John Ogbodaga are on (the) ground,” said the police spokesman.

He added, “The area has been cordoned off. The fire service was also on (the) ground, and the situation is under control.”

It was earlier reported that no fewer than four persons were confirmed dead, and about 20 sustained various degrees of injuries.

The chief of the Anambra Fire Service, Martin Agbili, said relevant stakeholders were currently on the fire scene when filing this report, and useful information would be given in due time. 

(NAN)

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