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Fire Guts Commercial Building In Busia

The fire that gutted the building which had four shops and a video hall reportedly started after 2am. Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed in the fire.
Police in CID department at the scene

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Traders in Marchi D village in Busia Municipality are counting losses after fire gutted the building in which they were operating.

The fire that gutted the building which had four shops and a video hall reportedly started after 2am. Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed in the fire. 

Some of the properties destroyed include, a new motorcycle, Generator, a television-T.V set, bicycle, phones, a fun, 3 tables and 30 benches, mattresses and bed sheets were used in a video hall. Others are 8 bags of charcoal, about 40 bunches of Matooke, 5 boxes of tomatoes, and other retail shop accessories that were in the two shops.

Ronald Ngala, who runs the video hall says that he was a sleep in the video hall and only woke up because of too much heat caused by the fire. Ngala said he made an alarm and he was rescued by the neighbors.

Swahili 

//Cue in: “Kwenda kulala ndaani…               

Cue out: …niko tu hivyo.” //

Maureen Apoya, a trader in the building says that she lost bags of charcoal, tomatoes, onions among other things valued at 2.5 million shillings that she had just stocked. Ibrahim Kitawo, the video hall proprietor says that has gone back to zero because all his properties in the video hall he was considering as source of income got burnt.

Swahili

//Cue in: “Mubeere mu amanda….                      

Cue out:…bingi bifiriide omwo.”//

Robert Harry Piriyo, the officer in-charge fire attached to Busia central police station says that by the time they rushed to the scene it was too late. He said they yet to ascertain the major cause of the fire outbreak in the building.

They however managed to stop fire from spreading to the neighboring houses. He appealed to residents in the area to ensure they get police contacts so that they can always call them immediately whenever there's a fire outbreak.

//Cue in: “Cutting the fire from…                           

Cue out:...the public know.”//

Police picked part of the burnt properties and took them to Busia central police station as they carry out investigations.  

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