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Buhari Reacts To Anambra Explosion Makes Big Demands

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The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of all those who lost their lives in the explosion at Chemical Market in Onitsha Local Government, Anambra State.

Buhari stated that he shares the pain of loss with those who had investments in the market and prays that the Almighty God will grant the injured quick recovery.

The President’s condolences were conveyed in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.

Buhari also made a case for all emergency, humanitarian and security agencies to provide all the necessary support for the victims and ensure a thorough investigation into the incident, with a view to avoiding a recurrence in the future.

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The Eastern Updates reports that four persons were feared to have died, while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries, following an explosion at the Onitsha Chemical Market on Tuesday.

Sources told reporters that the explosion led to an inferno in the area, with over N850million worth of goods destroyed in the process.

the explosion led to an inferno in the area, with over N850million worth of goods destroyed in the process.

The explosion occurred at about 12:45pm at the market, which led to stampede, and later fire, a source said.

He added that the four deaths were as a result of stampede as traders scampered for safety.

‘Chairman of Onitsha South Local Government Area, Mr. Emeka Orji contacted the Anambra State Fire Service boss, Martin Agbili, who deployed officers of the department from Okpoko in Ogbaru Local Government Area and that of Asaba in Delta State.

‘Also the Council Chairman contacted the DPO Fegge, Rabiu Garuba who deployed officers and men to the market to guarantee security of goods and other properties belonging to the traders,’ the source said.

A trader, who spoke to this reporter, Mr Nweke Uchenna said: “We were at our shops as usual when we heard a loud noise like a bomb blast and we saw thick smoke from some shops upstairs and everyone started running for safety.

The Eastern Updates

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