An early morning inferno has engulfed the popular Ogbogonogo market, Asaba, Delta State capital, destroying buildings and goods worth millions of naira.
Though the cause of the fire is unknown as at press time, sources said it could have resulted from a power surge.
The market is located along Nnebisi Road, Asaba.
Able-bodied men from the community were said to have expended several hours in an effort to put out the raging fire.
Traders raced to the market to salvage their wares as early as 6.30 am when they got news of the inferno.
Some shopowners were inconsolable, claiming to have lost goods valued at millions to the inferno.