Fire Guts Delta Market, Properties Worth Millions Destroyed

A midnight fire has reportedly razed down an office/storage building at Burutu Market in Burutu council area of Delta state.

It was learnt that goods and properties worth millions destroyed in the inferno, which started around 3am on Tuesday.

As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire was still not known.

Able-bodied men from the community were said to have expended several hours in an effort to put out the raging fire. Though no life was lost in the tragic incident, wares were consumed with traders lamenting and counting their losses.

The financial secretary of Burutu community, Engr. Aminu Suyei, who described the fire as “mysterious,” said the affected building houses the market’s regulatory office, as well as a store for food items.

According to him: “a lot of goods and commodities were lost to the mysterious inferno and up till now, the cause is yet to be ascertained”.

The Delta State Police Command confirmed the development.

Its Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya said: “no, the cause is not yet ascertained. I think they said it is a shop that got burnt or somebody’s office.”

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