AA / Antananarivo / Sandra Rabearisoa
A devastating fire struck the district of Mahafasa Sud and Mahafasa Nord, in Farafangana (in the south – east of Madagascar), on the evening of Friday.
According to local sources, the incident began around 10 a.m. Friday evening and continued until 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
The same sources reveal a toll of one dead and more than 1,000 houses reduced to ashes.
For its part, the Ministry of Population reported 3,700 disaster victims from 880 households.
The chief of staff within this ministry made the trip to the scene this weekend to provide emergency aid to the victims.
until Sunday at 2 p.m. GMT, the origin of the fire remains unknown and the conclusions of the investigation in this direction are still awaited.
However, a first hypothesis emanating from the local authorities attributes the origin of the fire to domestic activities.
Another cause of the rapid spread of the fire was the delay in the intervention of the firefighters, who would not have arrived on the scene until an hour and a half after the start of the fire.
In addition, there are problems with the generator and water transport.
In addition, the majority of the houses built in this south – eastern part of the island are “Trano falafa”, traditional houses made from wood and dried leaves.
As a result, these homes are easily flammable in the event of a fire.
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