Somaliland: Fire Decimates Geerisa Town


By: Yusuf M Hasan

GEERISA (Somalilandsun) – A massive fire in Geerisa town has resulted in life threatening burns.

Three people received severe burn injuries following a massive fire that also destroyed almost half of Geerisa town in the west of the country.

According to the mayor of Lughaya in Awdal Region in whose jurisdiction Geerisa town lays the three injured residents who are receiving treatment at a local hospital were burnt while trying to protect their business premises from the fire.

While informing that half the town’s business premises were partially destroyed by the fire whose origin is yet to be ascertained Mayor Mohamed Yusuf also revealed that a substantial number of buildings were burnt to the ground.

According to the local government official, police from Lughaya district headquarters are assisting their local counterparts with investigations.

Residents of Geerisa town are renowned for intense activities related to charcoal burning