• Posted on: 7 August 2018
  • By: sanyu-fm-news

Fire has gutted Madhvani market in Jinja municipality leaving more than 250 vendors counting loses.

The fire is reported to have broken out at 2:30am this morning resulting from a short circuit.

It destroyed traders’ stalls and a range of merchandise.

Abdallah Hassan, a vendor of beverages, says it took the intervention of the police fire brigade to stop the fire from destroying the entire market.

//cue in: "ndi omu…
Cue out…of the market,"

Badiru Mugabi, the Chairperson Madhvani market, says the fire brigade vehicle that first arrived at the market didn't have water, saying this affected the rescue efforts.

//cue in: "dibaile…
Cue out…ewoilewo,".

Collins Agaba, the officer in charge of Fire and Rescue Services at Jinja central police station, denies claims that they took long to contain the fire. He says they have launched investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire.