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Published On: Fri, Oct 18th, 2019

Onitsha market fire: PDP mourns, calls for probe

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By Lateef Ibrahim

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shocked at the devastating petrol tanker fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra state, describing the incident as heartbreaking and traumatizing.
The PDP has, consequently, called for an investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the accident as well as the circumstances that may have frustrated timely intervention in the tragedy.
The leading opposition party said that it is deeply saddened by the tragic occurrence particularly, the painful death of “our compatriots”, including the mother and child, who lost their lives in the inferno that also razed houses, shops and other valuables.
The party said this in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The party commiserated with the government and people of Anambra state and prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
The PDP also urged public-spirited individuals and organization to support the government in finding succour for the victims over their losses.
The PDP, in the statement, said, “Indeed, our party mourns. Our hearts ache as our prayers go out to the victims and the families of the deceased, who are now in anguish over their excruciating losses.
“Our party commiserates with the government and people of Anambra state and prays for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
“The PDP also urges public-spirited individuals and organization to support the government in finding succour for the victims over their losses.
“The PDP however called for an investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the accident as well as the circumstances that may have frustrated timely intervention in the tragedy.
“This is primarily to ensure that measures are put in place to forestall a reoccurrence, as the safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians remain paramount to our party”, it said.

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