Gizo hospital arson suspect arrested

Police at Gizo in the Western Province have arrested a male person in his 30’s following the suspect arson of the Gizo old hospital building on Friday afternoon.

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The incident occurred at 2: 30pm on Friday. Police alleged that the accused, who has health conditions, started the fire in his room.

The building was quickly evacuated with some properties being removed in time; however, no one was injured except for the suspect who received minor injuries. Police fire truck service and officers but by the fire over was unable to extinguish the blaze.    

Police and medical officers have cordoned the site and urged the general public not to go near the burning building ashes, as hazardous fumes and chemicals from burning items and materials on from the medical building, would have medical health impact on people in the future.

Source: Police Media Unit

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