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Fire destroys million naira worth of goods in Akure




Tragedy struck at a market in Road Block area of Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday , following a fire outbreak that destroyed scores of shops which contained million naira goods .

It was gathered that the incident happened in the morning when there was nobody around the area.

According to a source , some of the items destroyed by the fire included food items, barbing equipment, tailoring materials, among others.

The source said, “ The fire incident started around 2 am in the market and spread to the locked up shops in the market.

“ We believe it was caused by power surge somewhere in the market , because there was no one around when it started . ”

The source added that the fire would not have wrecked much havoc if the men of the Ondo State Fire Service had come on time after a distress call was put across to them.

Another source narrated that some of the affected traders had just stocked their shops in preparation for the Christmas period.

To this end , the affected traders have appealed to the state government and the National Emergency Management Agency to come to their aid.

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