Somalia: Massive blaze devours Mogadishu Petrol depot
MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 23, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Massive blaze burnt down a petrol depot in Mogadishu’s Hawlwadag district according to officials on Monday, Garowe Online reports.
Witnesses say plumes of black smoke could be seen from the Black sea junction, with Banadir and Hormuud firefighting trucks racing to contain the spread of heavy fire.
Hawlwadag district commissioner Ahmed Nur Ali told the media that the blaze resulted in vast loss and the destruction of facilities.
Speedy winds and slow response reportedly hampered efforts to put out flames billowing from the depot.
The most recent fire gutted down a fuel station at Mogadishu’s KM4.
As a result of delicate stability following the removal of Al Shabaab militants in early 2011, petrol and gas businesses have been in boom.