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Friday, 25 October 2013

Traders incur heavy losses after midnight fire




Only Rabbles and ashes left 



A huge fire erupted last night in Sipili shopping centre and gutted down a section of shopping stalls. Traders and residents who had gone to sleep when the fire started, had their nights cut short as alarm was raised over the burning shops. Large crowds of people gathered to lend a hand in a desperate rescue operation. It was too late as rescuers were overwhelmed by the raging fires consuming the timber walls and stock worth thousands of shillings.   


Houses destroyed during the fire
LRV visited the scene in the morning and found the traders in sombre moods as they counted their losses. It is not business as usual in the busy shopping center, items are spread all over as some shops were demolished to prevent the fire from spreading further. The heaviest casualty is Dimcom hardware shop which is said to have lost a fortune in the unfortunate incident. 

The cause of the fire which started at around 1.00 pm has not been established. The Thursday   night’s case adds to the grim statistics of fire incidences occurring frequently in sipili.
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