18-story-building engulfed in flames in Sudan capital

18-story-building engulfed in flames in Sudan capital

Khartoum has turned into an urban battleground, with one of the latest casualties being the 18-story, Greater Nile Petroleum Oil Company Tower, situated in the centre of the city.

The event took place at the end of last week, following prolonged combat in the area.

Recently, the footage was released showing the 18-story building – one of the largest buildings in the city – being engulfed in smoke and flames, with the usually colourful building scarred black by the raging fire as it cut it’s away across the upper floors.

As of the writing of this article, it is unconfirmed whether any individuals have been hurt or killed as a result of the fire.

Airstrikes and explosions have rocked the capital since fighting began in April, since then, fire teams have struggled to keep up with the arson taking place, whilst simultaneously aiding with relief efforts and aiding to evacuate people as smoothly as possible.

It is believed that over one million people have been forced to flee the country, with no immediate end to the conflict in sight.

Fire suppression systems inside the iconic building struggled to keep up with the volume of the flames, and residents from the Khartoum area called the destruction of the tower, “painful to watch.”

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