Blaze Engulfs Iconic Cartege Cinema In Asaba, Delta State (Video)

Date: 25-05-2024 2:21 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 25-05-2024 02:21 PM (3 weeks ago)

In a devastating turn of events, the iconic Cartege Cinema, a beloved landmark in Asaba, Delta State, was engulfed in flames yesterday evening, sending shockwaves through the local community and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Eyewitnesses reported thick plumes of smoke billowing from the cinema's premises as the inferno raged on, drawing crowds of concerned onlookers and emergency responders to the scene.

The cause of the fire, which erupted around 7 p.m. local time, is yet to be determined, with investigations underway to ascertain the origin of the blaze. Initial reports suggest that the fire may have started in the cinema's projection room before rapidly spreading throughout the building.

Firefighters from the Delta State Fire Service swiftly mobilized to the scene, battling the intense flames for several hours in a bid to contain the inferno and prevent further damage to surrounding properties. Despite their valiant efforts, the blaze proved challenging to extinguish, exacerbated by strong winds and combustible materials within the cinema.

Tragically, the Cartege Cinema, a cherished entertainment hub frequented by residents and visitors alike, suffered extensive damage in the fire, with the main structure left gutted and charred. The loss of this cultural landmark has left many in the community reeling, mourning the destruction of a place that held cherished memories for generations.

Speaking to Gistmania reporters, Mr. Chukwudi Nwosu, a long-time patron of the Cartege Cinema, expressed his dismay at the devastating fire.

"I grew up going to Cartege Cinema with my family and friends. It's heartbreaking to see it reduced to ashes like this. The cinema was more than just a building; it was a place where people came together to enjoy movies and create lasting memories. This loss is deeply felt by everyone in Asaba," Mr. Nwosu lamented.

Local authorities have assured residents that measures will be taken to assess the extent of the damage and provide support to affected individuals and businesses in the aftermath of the fire. Additionally, efforts will be made to expedite the investigation into the cause of the blaze and hold any responsible parties accountable for their actions.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of this tragedy, solidarity and support from both government agencies and fellow citizens will be crucial in the rebuilding process. Despite the devastation wrought by the fire, the spirit of resilience and unity prevails as Asaba mourns the loss of its beloved Cartege Cinema.

Watch video of the incident below...

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