31 families left homeless after chemical warehouse fire

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has revealed that two houses on Abadhah Fehi Magu burnt down completely during the massive fire which ravaged the street earlier this month.

31 families were left homeless following the incident.

NDMA, together with relevant authorities conducted an inspection on the site and revealed their findings on Tuesday.

While the blaze from chemical warehouse spread to seven residential buildings, NDMA said two buildings were completely destroyed in the fire. Five buildings received various degrees of damage, the authority said.

The two buildings that burnt down completely are G Nigaaran and G.Neighbour, where only the owners of the two residences resided.

The buildings that were damaged in the fire are G. Ivaau, Adhoo, Iranuge, Kalhuhuraa and Radhuvaaniya.

11 families resided in G. Kalhuhuraa while six families resided in G. Radhuvaaniya. G. Adhoo also accommodated six families and five families lived in G. Ivaau. Only the family of the owner occupied G. Iranuge.

The fire on Abadhah Fehi Magu burnt down several chemical warehouses in the area. While a 46 year old woman died in the fire, over 780 people sought temporary shelter following the incident.

The fire is the worst such incident the country has witnessed in recent history, and caused innumerable damage.