See Remains of Onitsha Burnt Shops, House [Photos)

With five persons reportedly killed by the Onitsha tank fire over five hundred shops razed at  Iweka Street Market leading to Ochanja and Menax markets, the people of Anambra state are already in mourning mood.

It was gathered that forty buildings were affected by the disaster caused by the derailing of a tanker loaded with petrol.

A woman carrying her baby tried to jump out of her shop, but missed her steps and fell into a gutter raging with fire.

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The Anambra state government couldn’t do anything to salvage the situation as the Fire Service was not functional. Delta State Government tried coming to the rescue but were prevented by the angry mob.

The fire which raged till late in the night was quenched by a heavy downpour according to some eyewitnesses who shared the video.

See some pictures flooding the internet on the disaster.

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