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Haiti - FLASH : Fire at the Salomon market, considerable damage
26/08/2017 06:01:53

Haiti - FLASH : Fire at the Salomon market, considerable damage
Late Friday afternoon, a fire broke out at Salomon market, Port-au-Prince.

Provisional results: 12 small houses have been burned and the material damage is considerable. No loss of life has been reported for the moment, but several people have been burned, some of them seriously according to testimonies.

The intervention teams of the Haitian National Police and of the Town Hall of Port-au-Prince, accompanied by civil protection officers and police officers, as well as residents, were able to limit the fire while the Firefighters was waited...

Max Rudolph Saint-Albin, the Minister of the Interior and the Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Youri Chevry, visited the operations site. The mayor deplored the lack of a fire-fighting structure in Port-au-Prince. "We asked the firefighters of the commune of Carrefour for help, which unfortunately could not intervene [...]" congratulating the spirit of initiative and solidarity of the people, who with the purchase of water truckscame to the end of the disaster with buckets of water. A population that still does not understand why the fire departments did not intervene in time, despite their calls for help...

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