EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: People were frantically running for their lives while others move towards Kanifing Industrial Area Sunday evening, following loud explosions that were heard from the area. It was fire outbreak that saw a colossal damage of properties covering an area of more than 200 meter square.
The cause of the explosion and the exploded materials could not yet be confirmed but more than five fire fighter stations, including that of the Banjul International Airport came to the scene to help curtail the fire. Several workshops and cars were burnt to ashes in the fire.
The burning seems not nearing it ending. The cause of the fire and the institution or workshop where it emanated from are based on speculations which are yet to be confirmed but eye witnesses suggest that it emanated from a gas company in the area.
Several people from Brikama, Lamin and Banjul said smoke from the explosion can be seen from more than 10 kilometers.