Yei’s Dar-salam market bursts into flames traders request thorough appraisal
The southern part of Yei town’s primary Dar-salam market burst into flames which demolished shops, obliterating products worth thousands of South Sudanese Pounds (SSP) on Wednesday night.
The fire was subsequently extinguished by brokers and occupants, who requested that the successive fire flare-ups in the market be speedily researched by local authorities.
Moses Tabani, a broker at Dar-salam market disclosed in a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP on Wednesday night at the scene, “What happened was that the fire began from another Habash’s (Ethiopian’s) shop, and it copied it totally and different structures were additionally copied however adequate individuals ran and safeguarded the circumstance by putting the shoot utilizing water.”
He added: “We can’t determine what caused the fire episode and albeit a few shops and products got scorched, some were likewise saved by individuals.”
Tabani approached the Yei town neighborhood government to set up firebreaks to limit instances of fire flare-ups.
Edward Luba, the executive of the Yei office of trade affirmed a fire flare-up at Dar-el-salam market on Wednesday night and approached the public authority to research the intermittent market fires in Yei town.
“This is a business market consuming and we don’t have the foggiest idea what’s going on the grounds that occasionally there are individuals who are against dealers in Yei town,” Luba said. “Last time a general store got singed and I approached the public authority to examine however nothing was finished. I need to tell the public authority that without supporting merchants, there will be no utilitarian government and we need this issue to be investigated with reality.”
He said it was not satisfactory what caused the most recent fire at Dar-el Salam market.
Authorities at the Yei town fire detachment division disclosed in the report that they were understaffed.