[From CHINEDU NWAFOR, Abakaliki]
Factory belonging to Citizens Paints, located in Obosi, Anamba State has been gutted by fire and no fewer than 6 persons sustained various degrees of fire burns while raw materials worth millions of Naira were destroyed.
It was gathered that victims of the fire disaster had been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
The Company’s Accountant, identified as Smart, told Journalists that the cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately.
He also noted that the extent of damages or casualties from the inferno were also still sketchy as of the time he spoke with Journalists.
He lamented that looters cashed in on the fire incident to steal phones and other valuable properties they found inside the compound at the heat of the fire outbreak.
But sources close to the company who spoke on condition of anonymity said the fire started as a result of an explosion from the warehouse.