ABOUT 40 trucks were burnt Monday after fire broke out at Mercedes Benz Market in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Officials could not immediately confirm the cause of the fire as there was power in the place at the time of the incident.
Speaking at the scene of the unfortunate incident, General secretary of the Anambra State Amalgamated Market Traders Association – AMATA, Chuma Eruchalu, described the inferno as disastrous.
Eruchalu said a vehicle broke, belonging to fire service at Main Market, which he had contacted for support, broke down when it got to the scene, adding that nothing could be done to stop the fire at that time.
The General secretary AMATA however, thanked God that the fire did not spread to the shops, saying, it would have been more disastrous.
He appealed to the state government and well-meaning individuals to come to the aid of the victims of the inferno.
It would be recalled that fire gutted Ekene Polytene Manufacturers Market, also in Onitsha, barely one week ago.