Many injured as explosion rocks Onitsha drug market (Photos, video)

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The inferno at the market

By Nehru Odeh

A chemical explosion has rocked the popular Ogbo Ogwu International Market, Bridge Head, Onitsha, in Anambra State.

Unconfirmed report said the blast, which occurred Tuesday afternoon, has resulted in many casualties as well as destruction of goods and buildings worth millions of naira.

The inferno at the market
The inferno at the market

The fire started at about 12:10pm on Tuesday when the chemicals stored in the shops started exploding one after another.

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Many people were also said to be injured as the chemicals were exploding and hitting people at random.

Firefighters are currently on the scene, trying to salvage the situation as traders try to rescue their loved ones and goods.

Watch video below:

Video credit: Cindy Nation (Facebook)

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