Massive fire guts Africa Life Building in Bulawayo CBD

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AN electric fault at African Life Building in the Bulawayo Central Business District led to an inferno that engulfed apartments Friday afternoon.

The building, which houses the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s offices and residential flats, is located along Joshua Nkomo Street and 9th avenue.

The Bulawayo Fire Brigade managed to contain the fire before it spread to other flats and floors. Only three flats were affected by the inferno.

When the Sunday News crew arrived at the scene, the fire brigade was making frantic efforts to put out the fire with smoke bellowing from the top floor and the fire still blazing.

Bulawayo fire department acting chief fire officer, Mr Linos Phiri said preliminary investigations revealed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

“For now, our investigations are pointing to an electrical fault but we will have a final report by Saturday,” he said.

— Sunday News


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