"It is with great sadness that the NDMA
learned through our regional office in
West Coast Region (WCR) that there was a fire outbreak this afternoon. The unfortunate event occurred at 14:45 on Tuesday August 2nd 2021."
The agency further clarified that the fire was prompted by a spark which caught onto petrol being sold nearby.
"After the spark, the inferno that ensued became uncontrollable. The blaze resulted in damage to property, injuries and even a fatality. Thus far, four vehicles were scorched; four individuals sustained injuries and a teenager named Kawsu Kassama lost his life.
The management of the agency conveys their deepest condolences to the Kassama family.