Six die in early morning fire outbreak in Abuja

Tipper Market in Gwarimpa, Abuja was in the early hours of Thursday engulfed by fire which left about six persons dead and several sustaining injuries.

An eye witness said the fire outbreak was caused by a spark in one of the shops, at about 12am on Thursday and lasted for over 2 hours before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service reached the scene.

Tribune Online learnt that firefighters didn’t arrive at the scene until two hours after the market was engulfed by fire claiming that they were not alerted on time.

An eye witness who pleaded anonymity said hoodlums took advantage of the fire outbreak to loot shops.

Tribune Online was also informed that five bodies were later moved to the mortuary, while one was burnt beyond recovery. Those who sustained injuries were rushed to the hospital.

Houses sharing fences with the market, including War College Estate, were affected.

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