St. Louis, March 15 (APS) – The violent fire that destroyed Thursday and caused significant material damage to the central market of Ros-Bethio, is caused by "human negligence," said APS, Amadou Bécaye Diop, the mayor of this commune in the St. Louis area ).
"The fire was caused by stall traders who made tea, and the wind power spread the flames all over the market, 100 stalls and 15 supplementary shops were destroyed and burned by fire," he said. City council in an interview on Friday at the APS.
"The material damage [sont] Estimated at over 60 million CFA francs. "
To believe the mayoralty, the lack of barracks of firefighters Bruce-Batio, he helped late from the Ritz-Carlton, which is 50 kilometers from his hometown, "otherwise the damage could be reduced," he said.
Amadou Bécaye Diop begged in this way to "open the fire brigade unit in Bruce-Batu, so that assistance could be taken quickly in the event of a disaster."
The mayor pledged to take "steps to clean up the many stalls that load the central market, now crowded."
However, he promised to support victims of the fire, but also to rebuild another commercial space to accommodate the traders, to "unclog the market of the city of Ross, his homes."