Thick smoke coming out of the inferno at
Ogbegonogo market razed on Tuesday.

Ovedhe Hezekiah-Warri.

Traders at Ogbegonogo market in Asaba, on Tuesday 26th of May, 2020, counted their losses as fire razed parts of the popular market destroying buildings and goods worth millions of naira.

The cause of the fire outbreak which was not ascertained as at press time.

Clothes and fashion, livestock and abbatoir section as well as food stuff sections were razed by fire.

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Meanwhile, Delta state governor, senator Ifeanyi Okowa has promised to assist traders affected by the fire outbreak.

The governor, who visited the market to inspect the extent of damage by the inferno, assured that the state government would assist the traders affected to get back to their businesses.

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He told newsmen that the cause of the fire was still being investigated and assured that the government would liaise with Oshimili South local government council to rebuild the market to modern standards.

“I have just finished inspecting the burnt section of the Ogbeogonogo market here in Asaba; there was a fire incident in the market this morning but it is the old market that was affected and the new section was not affected.

“It is obvious that a lot of persons have been affected because we saw that virtually all the stores in that section have totally been brought down by the fire.

“I commiserate with those who lost their goods to the unfortunate fire incident and as a government we will do everything possible to assist them.”