Libyan PM urges probe into fire incident at electricity company’s warehouse

The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has called on the Chairman of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to form committees to investigate the causes of the fire that broke out Sunday evening at the GECOL’s warehouse in Al-Kraimiya area in Tripoli suburbs, urging for submitting a detailed report to his office.

The GECOL’s spokesman Wiam Al-Tayeb told Libya Al-Ahrar TV channel that the company officially addressed the Public Prosecutor to open an investigation into the fire incident to find out who was involved and whether it was arson.

Al-Tayeb explained that the materials that caught fire were bought for GECOL and to be used in electricity projects.

Last December, Al-Tayeb issued a decision to form a committee to inventory fixed and movable assets, including the equipment inside the warehouse that caught fire.

A letter sent by the head of the committee in charge of the inventory to Al-Tayeb revealed that the committee began its work at the end of last February, while it started inventorying Al-Kraimiya warehouse four days before the fire broke out.

National Safety Authority’s firemen managed to put out the fire late at night after hours of efforts. Three firefighters suffered burns, but no deaths were reported.  


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