Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has commiserated with victims of Onitsha main market fire.
Soludo, represented by his Deputy, Onyekachi Ibezim described the inferno as unfortunate, urging the victims to take heart.
He said he was in the market to ascertain the extent of damage, assuring victims that government would look into the incident with a view to assisting them.
Responding, chairman of the market, Chief Innocent Ezeoha, attributed the cause of the fire to power surge which started from the first floor of the two-storey building.
He said, “The inferno started at about 4am, gutted a two-storey building housing the Onitsha Main Market Police block, Onitsha North Local Government market office, warehouses, shops and wares worth millions of naira.
“The wares, furniture and all that were in the facilities were burnt to ashes as a result of delay by fire fighters for rescue because they don’t have any truck in the market while the ones they have are grounded.
“It was on a tip-off that I was told about the fire and I had to rush to the scene.
“But damages have already been done to the structures, including fire service office before rescue team came from fire service Awka and Asaba, Delta State.”