Properties worth millions were on Saturday destroyed in a fire incident at the old Automobiles spare parts Market Awada, Anambra state.
According to the Nation, one person reportedly collapsed during the incident, which occurred around 01:30: am.
The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident in a statement said the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.
He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has sympathized with the victims of the inferno.
He said, “Today, 11/1/2020 at about 01:30: am, there was a fire outbreak at old Automobiles spare parts market Awada.
“Following the distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Awada Division CSP Tony Adeyi rushed to the scene and alerted the fire service department and other emergency units which also responded promptly and put off the fire.
“Meanwhile, the area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.
“One person whose identity is yet unknown collapsed and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“Cause of the fire and value of property destroyed are yet to be ascertained.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.”