Fire razes down Mangochi District Hospital stores block

Fire has razed down one of Mangochi District Hospital stores blocks, located near the administration block, authorities have confirmed.

Some of the community members join hands with hospital workers in putting out the fire –Photo by Tione Kasolota, Mana
Part of the raging fire.- Photo by Tione Kasolota, Mana

The fire is suspected to have been started by ground workers who were burning waste near the building on Thursday around 11:30am, according to acting Director of Health and Social Services for Mangochi District Council, Dr. Henry Chibowa.

He said all the items stored in the building had been evacuated and that the fire was put out with the help of members of the community.

“We were keeping old tyres in the building and we managed to take them out with the help of members of the community,” Chibowa pointed out.

He added that the fire nearly went out of control as it caught up with tree branches around the building putting the administration block at risk.

“Members of the community managed to douse it using sand and water and stopped it from spreading to the administration block,” Chibowa said.

Fire gutted the hospital’s under-five and ante-natal block on April 15, 2018 causing severe damage before it was contained by members of the community.

The extent of damage for the Thursday fire accident was yet to be assessed at the time of going to press.

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Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

Ntchito za manja a Chakwera ndi Chilima zikuwachitira umboni.

Zamba
Zamba
1 year ago

Ma cadet awotchanso chipatala plz?

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago

Fire again….

Vivian
1 year ago

You think cadets are sleeping ? You must be joking !!

madala ngwazi
madala ngwazi
1 year ago

this is banana state. No investigation, no action taken , no pronouncement from National Security Agencies????
This is madness. Guys you are leaving in another planet in Malawi

madala ngwazi
madala ngwazi
1 year ago

No action take by state orgarns???????

madala ngwazi
madala ngwazi
1 year ago

DAUSI :this guy is playing hide and seek. he wants to divert attention from Petrol_ Bombed house of Mtambo

madala ngwazi
madala ngwazi
1 year ago
Reply to  madala ngwazi

another fire in Mulanje. Motel is Destroyed. Dausi

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
1 year ago

Moto ku Malawi

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA FIRE EVERY WHERE IN MALAWI GOD IS ANGRY WITH ALOMWE

Nyandule Goliati
Nyandule Goliati
1 year ago

Very bad, Malawi wa Moto. Who will save the country from such destructive fires?

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