Fire guts Public Health Ministry in Cameroon

Fire yesterday gutted the administration building of the ministry of health in Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital, PANA reported, quoting eyewitnesses. PANA reported that the fire began at about 9am local time when the regular staff meeting was taking place at the headquarters of the ministry.

A Senior Fire Official in Yaoundé, Lt.-Col. Garka Garka Jule Paul, said his department was notified about the incident via a phone call.

‘Following the complexity of the task, it was not easy to put out the fire immediately since there was large clouds of smoke from the storeroom where medical products are kept,’ Garka explained.

The main building serving as the headquarter of the ministry of health in Yaoundé was gutted on 6 December and the Cameroonian Minister of Health, André Mama Fouda, said the accident was caused by poor electrical installation in the compound.

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