Gambia: Fire Ravages Housesin Bakau

A serious fire outbreak that occurred at Bakau Wasulunkunda over the weekend razed two houses to the ground. Food items, personal belongings, and cash amounting to D15,000 were not spared by the fire; an incident that attracted dozens of curious onlookers within the locality.

Speaking to the Daily Observer in a visibly disturbed mood, one of the victims, Mama Ceesay, lamented that she lost all her belongings including food items, as well as some cash. Ceesay, a market vendor at the Serrekunda market, however thanked the people of the community who joined them to put out the fire and appealed to the public to help them regain what they have lost.

Another victim, Awa Kurubally, expressed similar sentiments, and thanked God that there was no casualty in the inferno. She also appealed to the general public to come to their aid.

The alkalo of Wasulunkundaa, Musa Sidibeh, said the incident is the second of its kind in the said locality in recent times, and urged the residents to be vigilant to issues of fire, given its devastating impact when it occurs.He also appealed for assistance for the victims, whom he said are very much in need of aid to overcome the situation.

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