Onitsha (Anambra) – No fewer than 120 lock-up shops were submerged by flood at the International Electronics Market, Onitsha, Anambra following a downpour on Friday night. A correspondent, who visited the market on Saturday, observed that electronics and others goods worth N50 million were socked and damaged in the flood. The Chairman of the market union, Mr Izuchukwu Okoye, said that traders in the market lost goods worth over N50 million to the flood. “The flood came into the market when its volume could not be contained by the drainage along the Onitsha-Enugu expressway. “Goods damaged were mainly from A and B Lines. We appeal to the state government to come to our help,’’ Okoye said. Also speaking, the secretary of the traders union in the market, Mr Damian Ogudike, said the drainage in the area had always proved to be incapable of handing heavy rain. “The expectation is that the government should expand the existing drains to be higher than they are now. “The state government should take care of the situation and to ensure that floods do not submerge the market since we pay our taxes and levies,’’ Ogudike said.