Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Marian Market on Fire with about 20 shops burnt down

|2nd January, 2018|Ukorebi Esien
Traders in Ika Ika Oqua Market, popularly known as Marian Market in Calabar, Cross River State, started the new year with pains and grief as an early morning fire yesterday 1st January gutted sections of Marian Market 
Eyewitnesses on ground blamed the inferno on high voltage and said the fire service were contacted, but they complained about lacking the tools to help put out the fire. Full details about the impact of the fire is yet to be ascertained and officials haven’t confirmed the cause. Traders say goods and property worth millions of naira were lost to the tragedy as about 20 shops were completely destroyed. Some victims were seen trying to salvage part of their goods before the fire gets to their shops, while others were not so lucky to recover anything.