Wednesday, June 19, 2013 08:10
Fire At UL, Finance Ministry
One of the buildings at the University of Liberia (UL) used to administer exams and other related students' activities has been gutted by fire and razed to its foundation. Officials at the University of Liberia remained tightlipped on the cause of the fire but information reaching the Inquirer says an investigation has been launched into the matter.
But sources at the University told our reporter that the fire started about 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday July 31, 2012 when an insane woman who usually sleeps in the building lighted a candle and reportedly went to sleep.
Our reporter who visited the scene after the incident occurred said several students were standing around the burning spot and expressed dismay over the manner and form the Richardson Cottage was burnt down.
So far, there have been no pointing fingers to either one of the student's political parties who recently staged a demonstration ahead of their planned elections on campus.
When contacted to comment on the incident, the Public Relations Department at the UL disclosed that it cannot make any statement then but would issue a press release to the public in the soonest possible time.
In another fire incident, a blazing fire gutted the Ministry of Finance yesterday thus, leaving workers to abandon their works.
The fire which started on the roof of the Bureau of General Auditing of the Ministry of Finance was said to be an electrical short circuit that touched zincs of the roofs of many house.
Personnel from the Liberia Fire Service termed the incident as 'minor' as no major explosion or burst of flames engulfed the building, only smoke was seen coming out of the roof of a section of the building.
However the incident stirred confusion and disenchantment among employees of the ministry because during their escape from the building only one exit was opened for the hundreds of employees who frantically tried to get out of the building.