Friday, 12 September 2008

Fire destroys 100 huts at fishing camp

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

Fire has razed over 100 shelters of fishermen on a Lake Victoria island in Sengerema District, police confirmed yesterday.

Mwanza regional police commander Jamal Rwambow said cause of the fire is yet to be established, as police officers deployed to the island to assess the situation were yet to present their report.

"Sengerema officer commanding of the district called me this morning (yesterday) to inform me of the inferno, saying he was heading to the island," Mr Rwambow said.

Scores of grass thatched shelters were reduced to ashes at the camp, adding that no life was lost.

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