August 15, 2013 (JUBA) – Fire has burned down a small ammunitions store which belonged to the bodyguards of the former Vice-president of the Republic, Riek Machar Teny, at his Juba resident.
- Burning ammunition store at ex-VP’s resident in Juba, 15 August 2013 (ST)
On Thursday morning, the fire engulfed the one-room store near the main gate of the ex-VP’s resident, about 100 meters from the main house.
The incident caused the ammunitions to explode which sent a wave of panic in the area of Hai Amarat where many senior government officials, including president Salva Kiir Mayardit, live.
Electricity fault was blamed for the incident, but the resident managers said an investigation was to be carried out into the matter.
The former Vice-president was in his compound when the incident occurred at 10am. Nobody was reported hurt.
Machar was sacked on 23 July 2013 by president Kiir, who fell out with him on the future of leadership in 2015.