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Fire Razes Six Shops In Asaba As Properties Worth Millions Of Naira Destroyed.



No fewer than six shops were on Tuesday night in Asaba, Delta State razed by fireout break, leaving properties including goods worth Millions of naira destroyed.

The fire incident, It was gathered, Occurred around Stop abortion quarters in Asaba following electrical faults from the Connection switch in the house where the shops are located.

Eyewitness,Mable Ndukwue said efforts by neighbours to put out the fire outbreak proved abortive as it consumed all the goods in all the shops like” Operation no mercy”

Narrating her ordeals,Mrs Chinyere Odikwe a shop owner, said that she lost all her goods to the inferno adding that the fire out break was caused by electrical faults and appealed to the state government including good spirited individuals to come to her aid.

According to her, she lost her cooking appliances, furniture and other accessories in her canten business, adding that her neighbours who sell provisions and household items suffered similar fate as it was on record that it was the third inferno in Asaba in the last three months of the year 2019.

But the state commissioner for special duties, Barr Earnest Ogwezzy who spoke to Journalists at the scene, however described as Pathetic and painful, especially with the goods that were destroyed and assured the state government’s commitment to assisting victims whose properties were razed by fireout break.

Meanwhile, sanitation exercise in Asaba and its environs have been very poor as residents in the recent times have called it a bluff.

Investigation revealed that while the exercise are often going on, commercial activities thrive unhindered as motorists drive recklessly with no fear of the unknown and even though sanitation Officers pretend to be working and could arrest any offenders.

At Ogbeogonogo market axis, the sight is often dotted with refuse emitting Odour, especially with the heaps in the gutters that have littered with all manners of sanitary pads.

But the state commissioner for environment, Barr John Nani who spoke to Journalists however assured of improvement in the sanitation exercise, warning that the state government will henceforth prosecute sanitation offenders.


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