AN electric shortage caused a fire that destroyed 12 buildings in Maungmakan village, Dawei District, Taninthayi Region. According to an investigation, the fire broke out because of a faulty transformer installed at Maungmakan Beach.
The incident occurred around 3am on Monday.
The fire was finally brought under control by 70 firefighters with the assistance of local people at around 3:50am. It took seven fire engines to put out the blaze which damaged six restaurants, five shops and the Maungmakan Beach Development Affairs Committee office.
Pho Shwe Thun (Dawei)