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GUYANA: Laparkan fire reportedly started where dangerous oil chemicals were stored

By Wayne Lyttle – Jan 18, 2021 – Kaieteur News 

The popular Laparkan Shipping Company storage bond and the storage bond of another shipping company identified as Tropical Shipping Company were destroyed by a massive inferno, which started just before midnight on Sunday.

The bonds are located on the premises of the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNIC) Wharf at Lombard and Broad Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown.

According to reports, hundreds of millions of dollars worth in vehicles and other imported items which were stored in containers, barrels and boxes were completely destroyed by the blaze.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Fire At Laparkan Trading Company and Tropical Shipping Company in Georgetown

— GNIC fire-ravaged property had no fire prevention equipment

The Guyana Fire Service on Monday said the Guyana National Industrial Company  (GNIC) building that housed the Laparkan and Tropical Shipping bonds had no fire fighting equipment.

“In this particular instance the facility did not have any means of fire prevention.

There were no smoke detectors, fire extinguishers or fire hoses installed in the building,” the Fire Service said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known but the fire service said both Shipping companies incurred huge losses.            Continue reading

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