Team formed to probe Julius Nyerere International Airport fire incident

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Tanzanian transport minister on Friday formed a team to investigate the cause of a fire that occurred at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.

The fire is said to have erupted on Thursday night at terminal 2, leaving workers and travellers worried.

Briefing the journalists during the visit at the scenario, Makame Mbarawa, Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, said that the team of 12 specialists under the chairman Joseph Nyahende from the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) will probe the cause of the fire.

He said the team shall table their findings in a month.

“I believe the team will come up with tangible reasons on why the fire was erupted, helping to find effective solutions in all airports we have,” he told the journalists.

Nyahende said that although the fire and rescue force arrived soon at the incident and managed to stop the fire, the priority should be finding a way to ensure the incident does not happen again.

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