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Fire burns 64 shops in Aweil North County


18.2.2015. Fire broke out in the market of Mayen Ulem Payam, Aweil North County, burning 64 shops and wounding four people last Thursday. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, a pharmacist whose private clinic burned to ashes said the fire began in one of the shisha places. He said that cause of the fire was one boy was arguing with another over whether lighting a fire on a jerrycan of benzine would cause it to burn, with one saying it would and the other that it wouldn’t. The boy set fire to the jerrycan of fuel around 1:00 p.m. The pharmacist said that his clinic is the only clinic recognized by the local government, and provided him a livelihood for the last seven years, allowing him to feed his children and pay their school fees. Another victim of the fire, a woman who owned a restaurant for the last two years, said that she is now bankrupt. All her belongings burned inside the restaurant including all of the chairs, cooking materials, 39 sacks of sorghum, 23 bags of maize flour and other small materials

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 19:45
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