Gas explosion claims life, injures 4

Aug 5, 2021, 12:31 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

According to a statement from the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), the life of a teenager has been claimed in a fire explosion at Jalabang and left four injured with destruction of properties.

"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.

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