Conakry: a fire broke in Madina market this Saturday.


A fire broke out this Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Madina market, the largest economic centre in the country!
According to people, the fire started near Bobo Hong Kong building. Witnesses say that the fire is due to an electrical short circuit at the transformer.
A local citizen said that the fire is under control, but several shops were devastated and trucks containing goods as well.
When the police arrived they allegedly threw tear gas to disperse the crowd.
There are frequent fires in this biggest trading centre in the country. Last year, a huge fire devastated much of the market, causing billions of losses among traders.
At the time, the government promised to rebuild the market and redo the electrical installations. But this promise remained a dead letter.

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