UPDATED: Fire At Rainbow Towers Hotel, Guests Evacuated

Aljazeera reporter Haru Mutasa reports that there was a fire at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare where the SADC electoral mission is based. She further reports that most guests were evacuated and the fire department was deployed.

In a press statement, the Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) said the fire was caused by an electrical fault although a thorough investigation is underway. Part of the press statement reads:

Preliminary investigations by the hotel Maintenance and Engineering team indicate possibly a localised electrical fault could have caused the fire.

A thorough investigation is underway. Six guests who were in the conference room when the incident happened were quickly evacuated together with all guests and hotel staff present in the building at that time. There were no casualties nor damage to property save for small affected part of the ceiling. We thank all our guests for co-operating with the staff at the time of this isolated fire incident.

Read The Full Press Statement Here

Rainbow Towers HotelRainbow Tourism GroupHaru Mutasa

Rainbow Towers Hotel is a 5 star hotel owned by the Rainbow Tourism Group. The hotel offers accommodation for tourists and business executives. Guests at the Rainbow Towers Hotel have a choice of three restaurants which include the La Chandelle, Kombahari Restaurant and the Harvest... Read More About Rainbow Towers Hotel

Rainbow Tourism Group was established in 1992 and is a major player in Zimbabwe's tourism industry. It has operations in the regional markets through management contracts and strategic alliances. In Zimbabwe, RTG operates The Rainbow Towers, Rainbow Hotels, Touch the Wild and Tourism Services Zimbabwe.... Read More About Rainbow Tourism Group

Haru Mutasa is a Zimbabwean-born broadcast-journalist, who is currently working for Al Jazeera English as an Africa correspondent. Read More About Haru Mutasa

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