Vienna City Fire One sustains injury; investigation begins

The fire is said to have started as a result of a faulty air-conditioner.

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The police and its allied institutions have started investigations to ascertain the cause of last night’s fire outbreak at Vienna City night club, the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuje has disclosed.

Vanderpuje arrived at the scene of the fire outbreak on Friday morning and was briefed by a team of police and National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) officials who were at the scene carrying out investigations.

Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuje play

 Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuje

 

“A lot of destruction has taken place. There were no casualties in the fire outbreak,” Vanderpuje said.

“In the rescue mission, I am informed that one of the fire officers was affected,” he added.

 

The affected fire officer, whose name was not given, is said to be receiving treatment at the Ridge Hospital, Accra.

The police had cordoned off the area and restricted movement in and around the nightclub.

As at 9am, smoke was still emanating from the building, signifying that the fire had not died down completely.

The fire service were called in to dowse the smoke.

The extent of damage at Vienna City play

The extent of damage at Vienna City

 

NADMO officials accessed the extent of damage at the building but refused to speak to the press.

The fire is said to have started as a result of a faulty air-conditioner.

The extent of damage at Vienna City play

The extent of damage at Vienna City

 

 

Asked if someone would be held responsible for the fire outbreak, Vanderpuje responded that until the investigations are completed, no one would be blamed yet.

Meanwhile, the operations manger of Vienna City said that while the fire at the Accra club on Thursday night was "a blow” the business “will bounce back bigger and better”.

Speaking to Pulse Ghana the morning after a massive fire at the popular club at Circle, the operations manager of the club, Gabriel Nana Kwame Agyare said the business was very thankful there was no loss of life in the incident.

He was unable to comment on how much the damages will cost the business.

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