Bond fire leads to fuel tank explosion in Port Kaituma


…Investigation launched

A fuel tank located in the vicinity of Turning Basin, Port Kaituma, Barima-Waini (Region one) exploded on Tuesday morning after a fire of an unknown nature erupted in an abandoned bond next to it.

According to information received, the fire began in the wooden structure at around 04:30hrs and quickly spread to the tank of fuel belonging to businessman, Brian Gammel.

INews was informed that no one was injured as a result of the fire.

Further, residents in the area were heard speculating that the blaze could have been the work of arsonists.

An investigation has been launched.