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2 arrested over Brikama Market inferno

May 18, 2020, 1:37 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Police in Brikama in The West Coast Region have arrested two individuals in connection with Brikama Market fire incident; The Point has been reliably informed.

The suspects at the time of gathering the report were on detention at Brikama Police Station as investigation into the matter continues. The Brikama Market inferno which happened last week was reported to have consumed more than 20 stalls.

The spokesperson for The Gambia Police Force, ASP Lamin Njie confirmed the development to our reporter.

“The suspects were arrested in connection with the Brikama Market fire incident. I am not sure if the two individuals are nurses,” he said. “But two individuals have been arrested and currently helping the police in their investigations.”

Preliminary investigation, he explained, revealed that a pile of rubbish was burnt from the quarters of the hospital around the canteens, which fire spread to cause the disaster at the market.

Their arrest, he went on, is in connection to the cause of the fire and failure to control it.

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