Fire Guts Auto Parts Market In Ibadan


The popular Araromi auto parts market at Agodi Gate in Ibadan has been gutted by fire leaving several shops and properties destroyed.


The fire was said to have started in the early hours of Saturday at the tyre section of the market and spread to the nearby shops where trailer engines were sold.


It was gathered that the fire, which raged for many hours, was intensified by inflammable materials.


The tyre section of the market was said to have suffered the most devastation.


Channels Television reports that when the firemen arrived at the scene, they had difficulty in getting close to the spot of the fire as the pathway was blocked by shops.


As at the time of this report, no casualty was recorded but traders said valuables including fairly used tyres and spare parts worth millions of naira have been destroyed.



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