At least ten compounds where engulfed by fire in Sinchu Alhagie village in Niamina East, Central River Region south on Saturday. Hundreds of people where also rendered homeless by the fire.
Speaking to the Daily Observer, Kebba Touray, Chief of the Niamina East said, the fire emerged from a kitchen during the process of cooking and burnt to ashes ten compounds. He then thanked the Red Cross members who assisted in the protection of the victims.
Mr Pa Musa Kijera, the Regional Disaster Management and Relief Committee focal person for Central River Region said the ten compounds gutted by fire, burnt to ashes, and destroyed everything in store. “Among the items destroyed are food stuff like rice, coos, millet and other valuable belonging,” said Mr. Kijera.
In a related incident, at Sambel Kunda in Niamina east on Sunday, a serious fire incident claims the life of a newly born baby who was to be christened the following day.
However, the source of the fire couldn’t be detected but the affected families are being lodged by friends, relatives and neighbours temporary.
When contacted on the incidents, Ambulie Janneh, the Governor of Central River Region expressed his sympathy to the affected victims. He then called on government, NGOs philanthropist to assist the affected families.
In the same vein, a serious fire outbreak recently burnt to ash Jimbala and Tamba villages in Lower Saloum, Central River north and destroyed some houses and food stuff.