JUST IN: US$50 000 burnt in house inferno 

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JUST IN: US$50 000 burnt in house infernoResidents look at the house burnt and property worth thousands of dollars destroyed when gas tank exploded in Zengeza 4 Chitungwiza. Picture : Justin Mutenda

Blessings Chidakwa Municipal Reporter

A Chitungwiza businessman’s house was this afternoon gutted by fire with more than US$50 000 cash burnt inside and nearly all property worth over US$30 000 reduced to ashes in the inferno.

The whole metal roof of the seven-roomed house was destroyed.


While the cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained, the house owner Mr Petros Paurai said neighbours who witnessed the fire outbreak claimed that a gas tank exploded in the kitchen.

The incident, which has left the local community shell shocked, occurred around mid-day in Zengeza 4 at an area popularly known as Pagomba.


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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 years ago

    USD lost – poor family – of course its still better to hold onto your USD cash. Never put it into a ZW bank as you will also never see it again – just guys in striped suits will take it from you. ZW appears to be toast comrades.