A fire that broke out at a petrol station in Bacadweyn in Mudug region has caused casualties and damage to property of unknown value.
The raging inferno is said to have gutted down multiple adjacent buildings and injuring scores of people.
The owner of the petrol station that went up in flames in Bacadweyn area said that the fire started at the fuel depot before destroying the entire petrol station in its aftermath.
The deputy commissioner of Ba’adweyn district said that there are no fire trucks in the area to provide emergency assistance in such disastrous events.
Nine people who were injured in the blaze are in critical condition and are now being treated at Galkayo hospital for serious burns and soft tissue injures.
BY OSMAN HUSSEIN ALI