Mzuzu Central Market gutted again

Mzuzu Main Market on Wednesday night was gutted by massive fire which destroying hundreds of stores and nearby high-risk buildings, the third inferno since April last year.

Fire fighting

Fire fighting

People looking at the mystery fire in Mzuzu

People looking at the mystery fire in Mzuzu

It tarted around 7.30pm with some streetside vendors still selling their merchandise at the heart of the city.

The fire reportedly began in a store made of residual timber before spreading to multimillion-kwacha goods in surrounding shops that cram the fire-prone market adjacent two relatively tall buildings that were equally hit.

Mzuzu deputy Mayor Farzer Chunga said it was shocking that a nocturnal fire had hit the market the third time since last year.

“This situation is very pathetic in the country as we are facing economic challenges but on this we need immediate intervention in which government alone cannot manage to settle it hence am pleading with the well wishers and nongovernmental organization to take an upper handing in helping the victims,” said Chunga.

The catastrophe comes as the city council is yet to come clear on similar tragedies at Vigwagwa Market in the vicinity last month.

Malawi has been engulfed with fire related disaster including the burning of Vigwagwa Market, a village in Neno, Chilomoni People’s Supermarket, Mkanda Post Office in Mchinji and Dedza Market since last month.

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TT
Guest

Can someone tell if these are accidents, why it it that they only occur in places of business? Coz if fires were this common, then one would expect many homes to be on fire. This seems to be arson

Patriotic malawian
Guest

Ntchito za manja a DPP

titus
Guest

The main problem and azathu a city assembly chifukwa amatikaniza ife ma vendor kuti timange ma structures a njerwa, these city officials keep on telling use that the place that we occupy in the markets are temporary hence we can’t buld permanent structures…

mfana wa ma plain
Guest

guys, kodi ndiye kuti this country of 15 million inhabitants is failing to solve such a simple issue? kudi simungathe kuyika ma sprinkler, extinguisher, fire alarms, pitch in to hire and train fire fighting personel, hire more watchmen, ask the police to get to the bottom of this.

do you realise that every time something like this happens it just shows the world how hopelessly useless we are as human beings? one market three fires? seriously?

raings
Guest

Lets talk as adults. Govt should put bylaws that can standardise stracture in all markets.All goods must be insured Osangochitapo mwachifunilo

jere
Guest

Boma liletse kumanga ma shop azigwagwa m’misika yonse ndikulimbikitsa kuti aliyense amene akufuna kupanga business munsika amange shop ya njerwa.

Kumbani
Guest

Instead of getting to the bottom of these fires and ensuring that buildings and other premises adhere to fire safety standards, the major is talking of well wishers! Damn! Are these fires a way of fund raising? Get your priorities right Mr Deputy Mayor

Attention Seeker
Guest

What were recommendations from the so called cabinet committee on fires which was established? I guess they must have held their meeting at some hotel pocketed allowances and by now none of the members can remember what they discussed hahahaha

Domingo
Guest

DPP Moto Kuti buuu that’s what they used to say during their campaign and you are wondering why? Infernos and I say more infernos is what you should expect and that’s the DPP for you. You can count the number of fires during the DPP reign and then you will know what I mean. It’s not a coincidence it’s well orchestrated. Part of DPP.

Wayithayima bangalala
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Wayithayima bangalala

Eishhhhh but wats happening ndi mimotoyi pseeee

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