Fire guts 19 vehicles in Onitsha mechanic workshop

By Editor on 27/10/2018

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A mystery fire, early Friday morning gutted about 19 vehicles parked in a mechanic workshop in Awada area of Onitsha, Anambra State.

Reports said that the incident happened at around 2am.

Police public relations officer of Anambra State police command, SP Haruna Mohammed told DAILY POST that, “At About 2 am, there was fire outbreak inside a mechanic workshop located at Amanator Street, Awada.

“About 19 vehicles parked at the workshop were affected. While some were completely burnt, others were burnt partially.”

It was gathered that a high tension pole, whose wire passed through the area was also badly affected.

Haruna said, “The fire was eventually put off by the concerted efforts of residents of the area.

“Police patrol team attached to Awada Division rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.”

It was learnt that no loss of life or injury was recorded in the incident.

“EEDC has been contacted to effect necessary repairs on the affected power line. The case is under investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident,” SP Haruna Mohammed stated.

Posted 27/10/2018 02:31:36 AM

 

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