The most famous market in Arusha, Samunge market caught fire yesterday at 11:30 p.m and reduced everything into ashes.
The cause of the fire has not yet been traced. Arusha district officer, Mr Gabriel Daggaro arrived at the scene of the accident to maintain social distance as measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Those unconcerned with the incident were ordered by the police to move away from the scene so as to prevent themselves from the deadly disease. The deputy Regional Police Commander Mr Koka Moita cautioned them on defying the measures put by the authority on prevention of the widespread of the disease.
“Let us not gather, the eruption of this fire accident does not guarantee us to defy the measures put across by the authorities on prevention for the Covid-19,” said the deputy RPC.