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Fire in Warrap State Capital Kuacjok consumes goods


By Ngor Arol Garang

March 27, 2012 (JUBA) - A devastating fire broke out in Kuajok the capital of Warrap State causing fear among residents and business groups, authorities told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

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South Sudan’s Warrap State (WikiCommons)

Multiple eyewitnesses attributed the cause to an electric fault from a generator in a shop in the centre of Kuajok market, which spread to other shops.

The exact cost of the goods lost in the blaze isn’t known, although a victim estimated the cost at 120,000 South Sudanese pounds (around $45,000).

Joseph Akol Wek, an eyewitness told Sudan Tribune that the incident created fear and panic before the fire brigade arrived and out the fire.

Wek said that the shop from which the fire started was completely burned down and had spread to other shops before it was put out.

The quick intervention of Warrap’s fire brigade had saved lives and stopped more properties being damaged, said Wek who worked for the state parliament.

Deng Kuol, another witness said that he did not know the actual cause of the fire but speculated that it could be connected to the hot weather effecting electric cables.

The frequency of serious fires in South Sudan is a public concern.

Early in March there was a fire in Konyo-Konyo Market in Juba, one of the country’s largest markets. An electrical fault was also blamed in that incident.

The national headquarters of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), was equally consumed by the fire after a similar incident occurred at the presidential palace, burning down office of the country’s president.


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  • 28 March 2012 09:29, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    Fire devastation is common on those building which are mad of grass so it is good that nobody is killed from this fire,
    My home city is going to be okay since no one got hurt

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    • 28 March 2012 09:31, by Mi diit

      The causes of such fires are yet to be established. There is something fishy.

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  • 28 March 2012 09:37, by Ambago


    Look out as SPLM burns down every thing!
    We are probably already in the Burning Republic of South Sudan.

    It started at the Presidential Residence, then the ruling
    SPLM HQs in Juba.

    Then not too long the Konyo-Konyo Market was turned into ashes. Now it has spread to the state capitals- Aweil- Kwocjok and the rest will.

    Fire is burning and they pull you away!!!!!!!

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  • 28 March 2012 16:57, by monycigook

    it’s really become a new systems, in south sudan this year,, fire fire fire!!!!, there is a words people been saying the opposite of the mistake it’s right, i don’t know when we will going to change the our mistakes things to our right things when!!!? last than two months, the fire was started in the office of our president, and than the fire will continue to the life of all the citizens of the

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  • 28 March 2012 16:58, by monycigook

    Southern Sudanese people, konyo konyo market, and today it’s coming to the kuajok capital city of warap state, so what next!!!!????

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  • 28 March 2012 22:43, by Northern Sudanese

    hahahahahahahhha great news..........

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