Enugu fire service head Martin Agbili says 80 shops were affected in the chemical market explosion in Onitsha market.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Agbili on Wednesday in Onitsha.
He disclosed that the explosion occurred at the Science and Lab Line of Ogbo Ogwu Market, not the entire Ogbo Ogwu Market.
“It is really a terrible situation, but the fire is under control now. The vibration from the explosions caused the collapse of some market buildings,” said the statement.
The fire service added, “A lot of safety measures have been taken to protect the entire market. There are casualties, but we can’t ascertain the actual number of deaths and the injured.”