Anambra explosion: Buhari reacts, makes demands


 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commiserated with families of all those who lost their lives in the explosion at Chemical Market in Onitsha Local Government, Anambra State.

Buhari shares the pain of loss with those who had investments in the market and prays that the Almighty God will grant the injured quick recovery.

The President’s condolences were contained in a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.

Buhari also urged all emergency, humanitarian and security agencies to provide all the necessary support for the victims and ensure a thorough investigation into the incident, with a view to avoiding a recurrence in the future.

Saga Gist reports that four persons were feared to have died, while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries, following an explosion at the Onitsha Chemical Market on Tuesday.

Sources said that the explosion led to an inferno in the area, with over N850million worth of goods destroyed in the process.

“The explosion occurred at about 12:45 pm at the market, which led to a stampede, and later fire,” a source said.

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