Standard Bank fire put out, bank assessing situation

A fire ripped through the Standard Bank in Malawi’s Capital City Lilongwe on Saturday.

Smoke as Standard Bank burns
Smoke as Standard Bank burns
Standard Bank on fire
Standard Bank on fire

Although the cause of the fire could not be readily ascertained, the bank building was badly affected by the inferno.

According to the eyewitness, the fire started around 5pm when the bank was closed. The fire caught the top side of the bank damaging the ceiling and computers.

Lilongwe city fire brigade came in time to contain the fire before it spread to the rest of the building

Standard Bank managing director Andrew Mashada assured all its customersand other concerned stakeholders that situation following the fire is now under control.

He also added that the fire should not cause public panic as the situation was quickly stabilized.

“Standard Bank has established that all members of staff are safe and accounted for. During the fire, there was no one inside the side of the building affected by the fire,” said Mashada.

He said all key players such as the Fire Department of Lilongwe City Assembly, Police and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) were on site to attend to the incident.

“In due course, Standard Bank will update the public, and all concerned stakeholders on any further information regarding this incident.

“Together with authorities, we are working hard to establish the cause of the accident and will issue a public statement as and when all facts of the matter are determined,” said the bank’s boss.

This is just few months after fire also gutted down markets in Lilongwe and Mzuzu where goods worth millions were destroyed during the incident.

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Redeemed
Redeemed
6 years ago

And yet we wonder why our economy is on a down spriral, it doesn’t take gnenious to figure out that we are fighting a loosing battle against poverty, we need a devine intervation to change our attitude, so we can turn this sinking ship to the right direction.

Chindazi
Chindazi
6 years ago

Mr Mashada…….You are saying During the fire there was no one inside the side of the building affected by fire……….. So you mean the other side not affected some guys – bank officials were inside……… kkkkkkkkkkk

mtombayithethi
mtombayithethi
6 years ago

diphiphi tsopano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abiti Mtila
Abiti Mtila
6 years ago

If the cashgate suspect are left suspects are left un arrested, expect more damage! They will do all they can to destroy any evidence available. Reserve bank be careful

Seasoned Political Analyst
Seasoned Political Analyst
6 years ago

What a coincidence. Tembenu gives a report on Cashgate with names Standard Bank gutted with fire?????????

Nunkhadala mwanamulomwe wa ku Bongwe chiringa phalombe

fruits of bad leadership

Gona Mkulawe
6 years ago

Patsa store palibe stock.Sokonezani ndi motowo simudziwika ayi.

Bristol
6 years ago

Let’s not get emotional. What is the connection between fire gutting down STD Bank in Lilongwe & APM? Let’s not castigate our president for a thing he is not wholly responsible.

Stanserous G. C
6 years ago

Tiwuzeni zoona vs kodi a malawi nchiyani kodi?

MaiMai
6 years ago

Malawi means Flames and Flames means Moto…sinthani dzina la dziko lanu otherwise the more you call Moto Moto you will always get it every where. …it’s as simple as that.

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