BREAKING: Heavy Explosion rocks Onitsha Market, Several feared dead [PHOTOS]

A suspected Chemical Explosion has occurred at the Popular Ogbo-Ogwu Market around the over head bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the explosion which happened on Tuesday afternoon engulfed shops and properties in the market. Four people have been reported dead as at the time of filing this report.

When contacted, the Managing Director of the Anambra State Fire Service, Engr. Martin Agbili confirmed the fire incident adding that it affected a section of the Ọgbọ Ọgwụ market.

While noting that the cause of the fire is yet to be verified, the Anambra fire chief disclosed that his men and other emergency services are currently at the scene.

Further checks by POLITICS NIGERIA reveal that the explosion led to the collapse of some shops with several people trapped in the resulting rubble.

More to come….

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