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Pandemonium as fire gut bank in Onitsha – VELOXNEWS


From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha

There was a pandemonium in Onitsha following a fire outbreak at UBA bank branch near Onitsha Main Market, Anambra state.

The incident caused serious confusion as customers and bank staff scampered in various direction to ran out of the bank hall to avoid fire injury.

It was gathered that the fire started from a generating set in the bank when smoke started coming out inside the banking hall causing confusion.

The bank customers who were there to transact business, including staff broke windows and smashed doors in attempt to escape from being hurt by the fire.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr.Toochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the incident said operatives of the command who rushed to the incident were able to rescue some people.

“Anambra State Police Operatives rescued 2 victims of fire incident at UBA bank, opposite Ejison plaza main market, Onitsha.

“Preliminary information reveals that the fire incident emanated from heat in the generator inside the bank. This made customers scamper for safety, and in the process some of the windows and doors got broken.

“The fire has been put off and the situation is been monitored. Further details shall be communicated. There was however no fatalities in the incident” he said.

 

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