CAMEROON NEWS: THE DG OF PALAIS DES CONGRES REVEALS THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE

cameroondailyjournal.com|In an official statement sent Thursday to the editorial staff, the Director General of the Palais des Congrès gives the reasons for the fire that devastated the facilities of the Palais des Congrès in Yaooundé.

CAMEROON NEWS: THE DG OF PALAIS DES CONGRES REVEALS THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE
CAMEROON NEWS: THE DG OF PALAIS DES CONGRES REVEALS THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE

The fire was caused by an electrical short circuit. The exhibitors of the Salon for the Promotion of French Studies (SAPEF) present on the scene, were evacuated and no loss in human life was recorded.



The General Manager of the Palais des Congrès, Mr. Christophe MIEN ZOK, informs the public that this Thursday, October 25, 2018, around 8 hours 30 minutes, a fire, probably caused by an electrical short circuit, was declared in the Halle Located at the lower part of the Palais des Congrès.



The exhibitors of the Salon for the Promotion of French Studies (SAPEF) present on the scene, were evacuated and no loss in human life was recorded. The material damage is important because of the highly flammable nature of the materials used for the construction of this building, namely PVC walls and a plastic cloth as a roof.



The Director General wishes to salute the promptness of the reaction and the professionalism of the firefighters who have made it possible to limit the damage. Administrative and technical procedures are in progress to determine the exact cause of the fire as well as the material and financial value of the losses recorded.

The General Manager finally reassures the public on the reliability and security of the other facilities of the Palais des Congrès which remain operational and functional.




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