Er­bil goes on fire twice

17 stores and 2 tankers burned in one day

The Kurdish Globe - - EDITORIAL -

Although the amount of fi­nan­cial dam­ages has not yet been es­ti­mated, Colonel Gen­eral Khalil Khidir, Er­bil’s Civil De­fense Di­rec­tor, the fire only caused mi­nor fi­nan­cial dam­ages.

While Khidir ar­gues that the fac­tor is ap­par­ently the care­free­ness of the store own­ers them­selves, he does not be­lieve they will be com­pen­sated for the dam­ages.

Re­ports say that no one got hurt dur­ing the ac­ci­dent, but store own­ers ask the rel­e­vant government au­thor­i­ties for com­pensa- tion.

The night be­fore and again in Er­bil, two petrol tankers went on fire in the fuel mar­ket in the south of the city.

The rea­son be­hind the fire was the burn­ing of the fuel pump that was used to dis­charge fuel from one tanker into the other.

Although none of the fire ac­ci­dents left vic­tims or caused sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial losses, fail­ure to fol­low safety pro­ce­dures and mea­sures con­tin­ues to pose threat on the lives and prop­er­ties of the peo­ple.

A gen­eral view of the cen­tral parts of Er­bil.

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