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Reps To Investigate Onitsha Fire Outbreak

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The House of Representatives has resolved that its committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness would investigate the immediate and remote causes of the fire outbreak that claimed few lives and left many injured.

Naija News understands that Hon. Okwudili Ezenwankwo and two other Honorables had moved the motion of urgent public importance on Tuesday which led to the resolution of the House.

While moving the motion, Hon. Ezenwankwo said the fire outbreak, which was caused by petroleum tanker, claimed 6 lives as Federal Fire Service could not contain the inferno.

Ezenwankwo clearly stated that there is possibility for further occurrence if the investigation is not done.

This online news platform gathered that he further stressed that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has failed to provide relief material to over 2,000 people turned homeless and 500 shops consumed by the inferno.

The fire outbreak at Upper Iweka/Ochanja Market took the lives of at least six (6) persons and left many injured.

“Over thirty (30) vehicles, over fifty (50) houses (some with warehouses and street shops) and over five hundred (500) market lockup shops were razed by the fire incident.

“The fire outbreak of Upper Iweka/Ochanja Market has rendered over two thousand (2,000) hardworking people homeless, jobless and robbed them of their means of livelihood,” NEMA was quoted to have said in a statement.

Source: Naija News

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