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Fire breaks out at Sudan's old presidential palace

23 Mar 2019, 22:15 ( 27 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Smoke billows from the buildings of the old Republican Palace in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, March 23, 2019. Photo Xinhua.

A fire broke out on Saturday at the buildings of the old Republican Palace in Khartoum, Sudanese Presidency announced.

   "The civil defence forces have managed to contain a limited fire that broke out at the buildings of the old Republican Palace in Khartoum," Mohamed Mohamed Saleh, secretary-general of the Sudanese presidency said in a statement.

   "The fire broke out at 3:20 p.m. local time (1320 GMT) due to electrical contact," he noted.

   He explained that most of the buildings in the old republican palace are not used as most of the administrations have moved to the new building.