A Fuel-tanker containing diesel caught fire at Choma’s Karan Service Station while offloading the contents yesterday’s afternoon on 19 March 2024.

According to one of the operators of Fire Extinguisher who was helping to cease the fire Voice Mambo, the fire began around 15:00 hours from a nearby Generator which was providing electricity.

Mambo, however, noted that Officers from the Fire Squad arrived an hour later, expressing disappointment at the lack of a sense of emergency amid a public safety scare.

Another Eye Witness, John Malemala, fears that the situation could have led to fatality had the contents of the Fuel-tanker been petrol, which he notes is more inflammable.

And Conard Mwiinga who was also at the scene during the occurrence narrated how several people coordinated in trying to contain the fire, expressing gratitude that no human life was lost.

Source:Byta Fm

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