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Inferno in Panchang

Apr 24, 2008, 5:17 AM | Article By: By Abdou Rahman Sallah in CRR

A fire disaster recently engulfed one compound in the village of Panchang in the Upper Salaam District. The compound is said to belong to Mr. Muhammad Jabbie (aka Daffed). The incident is said to have been disastrous.

According to the victims, the fire lasted for an hour and a half before the community were able to put it out and it has ruined the compound. Mr. Jabbie said that he is a goldsmith and he had "a lot of jewellery as trustee by one Demba Sey of the Njau Sey Kunda" but it has all been ruined. He further explained that he had cash of over D3,000, foodstuffs and other valuables stored in the compound, all of which have been destroyed.

Mr. Jabbie called on the Government, NGOs, philanthropists and even individuals to assist him to begin a new life as all his work over the past years was engulfed in fire.

He thanked and commended his community for their assistance in putting out the flames. Without their help it would have been much worse and could have spread to neighboring compounds.

Efforts were made to find the cause of the fire but so far it has been to no avail.