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Cameroon press release: Fire at the Access Centre

in CAMEROON, 01/07/2013

A fire broke out in the early morning of June the 26th of June 2013 at the Centre Access of Alternatives-Cameroon in Douala-Cameroon.

Tuesday the 26th June 2013, the Access Centre was discovered in flames by the employees of the Centre who arrived first this morning. After opening the door of the Centre, the employees were greeted by an odor and smoke that came from the Access Centre.

The latter tried to extinguish the flames of the fire that came from the office of paramedics, despite their efforts the fire also spread to the kitchen of the Centre. A rescue of the firefighters was subsequently necessary to circumcise the fire and finally defeat the flames.

No loss of life has been deplored, but much of the equipment (desks, chairs, computers, medical records and utensils, etc.) was totally consumed by the fire.

The police alerted by firefighters, opened an investigation to determine the cause of the fire and a bailiff also made a statement and assess the extent of damage.

On the advice of the police who investigated the scene, the association will file a complaint against X this Friday because there is a strong suspicion of the criminal origin of this fire.

For more information contact:

Yves Yomb Tel : +237 98 48 26 14

Parfait Behen Tel : +237 99 93 29 65

Franz Mananga Tel : +237 97 79 30 21
 

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