The Senate House
Senators were forced to flee for their lives after a section of the technical room of the National Assembly’s Senate wing was engulfed by fire.
Staff and other workers are currently leaving their offices to avoid being trapped as smoke fills up the walkways. The technical room is located at the ground floor of the Assembly compound. Senators who were initially seated in the gallery area have also moved out.
It is not yet known what caused the fire. Staff are making attempts to put out the fire with fire extinguishers.
A Premium Times report revealed that one staff member familiar with the technical room said the fire started at where air conditioners units serving the assembly are kept.