VIDEO: Fire Razes Marian Market in Calabar
Many sections of the popular Marian Market in Calabar, the Cross River state capital was in the early hours of Saturday, July 4, gutted by a terrible fire outbreak.
The fire, which started from one of the shops in the fruit section due to an electrical surge, spread to other shops and destroyed goods worth millions of naira including vital properties.
According to Vanguard, an eye witness, Mrs Cecilia Ojah revealed that the fire outbreak started around 8:30 pm on Friday night due to spark from one of the shops.
Her words: “The fire emanated from one of the shops when electricity was restored in the area. We saw a spark from one of the shops and before we could realise, the fire had spread to other shops and it became really uncontrollable.
“We called on the Fire Service but they could not respond on time because according to them, they had no diesel in their trucks, It took the Intervention of Nigerian Navy fire truck to help in containing the fire,” she said.
Shop owners have, therefore, called on both the Federal and State government and well meaning Nigerians to come to their aid.