Merkato fire destroys 40 shops

On Tuesday October 9, 40 shops around the area commonly known as “Min Alesh Tera” in Merkato were destroyed by fire.
Communication officer for the Addis Ababa City Administration Fire and Emergency Prevention and Control Agency said the disaster apart from consuming properties inflicted light and heavy injuries on two of the agency’s employees.
A total of 89 thousand liters of water and the Agency’s 57 employees and eight firefighting vehicles were dispatched to control the blaze.