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Wild fire ravages seven rooms in Molyko-Buea

A building comprising of two apartments and five rooms has been reduced to ashes at the students’ residential area in…

A building comprising of two apartments and five rooms has been reduced to ashes at the students’ residential area in Molyko, Buea, South West region. Wild fire which caught the building at about 4:45pm, last week was uncontrollable.

The owner of the old wooden structure The Voice named John Tayor from Menka, North West region was in tears alongside his tenants who had all their property destroyed by the wild fire. According to eyewitness reports, the sudden fire was said to have been caused by one of the female tenants who was using a cooking gas.

Meantime, the financial worth of the losses is yet to be estimated. Many onlookers have blamed the extent of the damage caused by the fire on the fact that there is no fire fighting team in Buea with one coming all the way from Limbe or Douala each time there is an incident. The population that turned out could only quenched the fire with sand to minimize the damage.

“I lost everything I have worked for in my life,” one of the tenants shouted in tears while another tenant told The Voice that all her certificates including her Bachelor’s degree had all gone up in flames.
It should be recalled that some months back, fire ravaged another building in Bonduma killing a 3-year-old baby.

Molyko and Mile 17 in recent months have been hard hit by fire incidents with great material and financial losses. It is hoped that in no distant future, Buea, the regional capital of the South West Region will be given a fire fighting team.

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