Following a heavy downpour, a market in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra has been completely washed away.
Shops, Electric armoured cables, and telephone cables were buried underground.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the market, Mr David Obidike, disclosed this on Saturday.
“On one of the nights few days ago, the Chief Security Officer of the market called me and told me that devastating flood from Awada Area, has carried the market as the flood entered under the Sakamori (drainage) system in the market and uprooted it, thereby wreaking havoc in the market.
“The damage was much, about 10 shops were washed away with the wares in them, the electric armoured cables, big water-borne pipe and telephone cables buried underground were all exhumed and damaged by the flood.
“As I talk now, we have not gotten power supply for a month now since the rainy season started, and you can’t make a call; the market is in blackout and traders are using electricity generators.
“Our market is now in danger because it is situated in the notorious Upper Iweka axis, these hoodlums can easily come into the market through the damaged portions caused by the erosion menace.”