Hundreds Of Shops Burnt To Ashes As Fire Breaks Out At Katsina Central Market [Video]

March 22, 2021
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Katsina State main market, popularly called Central Market, was on Monday morning gutted by fire and properties worth millions of naira were believed to have been lost during the incident.

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It was learnt that the inferno started around 8am. and continued to ravage shops at the market, as some yet to be affected traders trooped out to evacuate their goods before the raging fire reached their shops.

The source of the incident and level of damage could not be ascertained as at press time, but some eyewitnesses said that hundreds of shups were burnt to ashes.

A combined team of Katsina State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) were battling to put out the fire.

The men of the Nigerian Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were also on hand to maintain safety and security.

Below are some photos and videos from the scene.

KanyiDaily had also reported how an early morning fire razed down the building material market in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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