Disaster Agency Identifies With Fire Victims
The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has presented a consignment of assorted items to the victims of the fire accident in the Borough of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island.
Fire gutted four houses in Central New Kru Town on Sunday May 20, 2018, leaving two of the houses burnt to the foundation and more than one hundred people homeless.The cause of the fire could not be independently confirmed as some occupants blamed fluctuation of the city power while others believed someone may have used a water heater in the house where the fire started.
The Executive Director of the NDMA, Hon. Henry O. Williams on Tuesday May 22, 2018 led a delegation of the agency and presented a consignment of rice and cartons of blankets to the fire victims.
Hon. Williams told the victims government was concerned about their plight and that the consignment was the agency’s initial way of identifying with them in their distress.
Speaking on behalf of the victims, Mr. Harry Sarzar, who is a schoolteacher and owner of one of the houses, expressed appreciation to the government for the assistance.
The visit of the Executive Director and delegation followed an assessment of the accident scene by the Response Department of the NDMA.
The Response Team reported that the fire victims were in need of clothing, food and building materials to rebuild their lives.