BY SUNNY A. DAVID

A fire incident that happened in a branch of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) close to Onitsha Main Market on Friday caused heavy pandemonium.Customers of the bank, upon learning of the fire incident, scampered in various directions as they ran for their lives.Our correspondent learnt that the incident happened at about 10 a.m., and bank customers who were there to transact business, including the staff, broke windows and smashed doors in an attempt to escape.Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said operatives of the command who rushed to the scene of the incident were able to rescue some people.Mr. Ikenga said: “Today, 15 July 2022, at about 10 a.m., Anambra State police operatives rescued 2 victims of a fire incident at UBA, opposite Ejison Plaza Main Market, Onitsha. Preliminary information reveals that the fire incident emanated from heat in the generator inside the bank. This made customers scamper for safety, and in the process some of the windows and doors got broken. The fire has been put off and the situation is being monitored. Further details shall be communicated.”It was gathered that there were, however, no fatalities in the incident.

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