South West Region: Fire Razes Seven Shops In Limbe
According to some Motor Bike riders who were the first to arrive the scene, the fire started around 4am.They recount how they saw chunks of smoke in the air accompanied by sudden light that pierced the darkness sending an unusual signal that all was not well.
The people of Church Street Limbe accompanied by Bikers struggled to put off the fire three hours after. They did so with local means due to the absence of fire fighters. Fire fighters from City Council and SONARA did not show up despite incessant calls.
Roofs of some of the shops got burst and fire struggled to find its way out of the shops, several goods especially Palm Oil, Clothes which were have disappeared in the flames.
The Divisional Officer for Limbe One, Epalle Seraphine together with some Gendarmes visited the site but refused to talk to the Press saying the SDO Zang III was in best place to talk.
The cause of the tragic incident has not been established yet but traders are suspecting a criminal act.
By Wilson MUSA