Fire Razes 60 Shops In Delta Community

Fire Razes 60 Shops In Delta Community

Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba.

No fewer than sixty stores were on Saturday night consumed by fire out break in Bomadi town, Bomadi local government area of Delta State.

Though no life lost, but it was gathered that six persons were fatally injured in the process of trying to save their properties from not being consumed by the fire which started at 7.30pm.

Eyewitness John Timiye said that many of Stores, build with wooden materials along the Bomadi Gbaregolor Akugbene Ezebiri road in the town, were completely razed by the inferno which allegedly started from bush burning within the stores. But another source said the fire started from kerosene stove which allegedly exploded while two kids in a neighboring shop were frying indomi noodles.

CSP Ibrahim Shaibu Mamman, Divisional Police Officer ( DPO) in the area who confirmed the incident to newsmen in the area said” two children were frying indomi noodles in a neighboring shop when the kerosene stove exploded, and spread to other shops, the children escaped unhurt, but six Other persons were fatally injured, no life lost” disclosing that investigation was on going.

Bomadi community had last year 2018 suffered same inferno disaster when over ten wooden houses were reportedly razed by mysterious fire out break, leaving two persons critically injured.

Apart from the modern houses in Bomadi, some houses by the river bank were build with wooden materials, and are owned by big time fishermen, and in most cases during  fire out break are easily consumed, and destroyed .

Some of the owners of the bunrt shops who spoke to newsmen in the area, one of them, Mrs Rebecca Tamaraye said” I sell provisions, everything razed, my neighbors too, everything is like a film to me, where do I start from when people are complaining no money, I thank God my children who were still in the store were not affected, we are appealing to public spirited persons to please come to our aid”

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