Trader burnt to death while recovering goods from his shop as fire razed Zamfara market

February 1st, 2024

A trader was burnt to death while retrieving his belongings from a shop at Gusau Central Market in Zamfara state, fire officials told Shops on Wednesday, January 31.

The fire, which broke out around 9pm on Tuesday night, gutted the furniture section of the state capital’s largest market.

Zamfara Fire Station Chief Abdullahi Dauran confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau.

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“We received reports of a fire and sent our crews to the scene,” he said.

“The fire was able to be extinguished, but one person died while trying to remove belongings from the store.”

“We have determined the cause of the incident and are investigating the actual damage. We are conducting an investigation to determine the scope,” Dolan added.

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