25, November 2017
The Muyuka Main Market in the Fako constituency has partially been ravaged by fire. The incident occurred on the night of 23rd to 24th of November 2017. The fire whose origin remains undetermined has reduced to ashes more than a dozen shops. The president of the market interviewed by Canal 2 international television revealed that the fire started at “midnight and everything was automatically reduced to ashes. My life ends in this fire” he pointed out. According to an initial estimate, material losses are significant and can be estimated at several million CFA francs.
Market fires in the one time United Republic of Cameroon are a phenomenon. They are recorded everywhere in the country. The capital, Yaoundé, has been hit at least twice in recent months. On August 22, 2017, it was the central market that saw 50 stores go up in smoke. A few months earlier, in April 2017, the Etoudi market, in the district hosting the Presidency of La Republique du Cameroun was attacked by the flames. Investigations have shown most of the time that poor electrical installations cause damage in commercial spaces.
Source: Cameroun Info.Net