25 Children Wounded in Mogadishu Inferno

Mogadishu - Somalia

An inferno has hit Wadajir district in the Somali capital Mogadishu wounding twenty five children and leaving 170 huts completely burnt to the ground, sources say. Witnesses also say that the fire occurred as a woman was cooking tea in her house and apparently left the stove that she was using unattended and that’s when the fire started and spread to the other houses. The injured children were rushed to hospital where medical staffs made frantic efforts to attend to those that were seriously wounded

Residents rushed and managed to set off the blaze but a victim say that all their belongings including the relief food they received also burnt in the Tuesday morning incident. This is a devastating blow to those families who rely solely on food aid for their survival. In December last year a similar incident shook the capital but that time it was at a petrol station and that incident left dozens of casualties and severe loss of property.

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