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Textile factory gutted by fire

’Marafaele Mohloboli

MASERU — A textile factory in the Industrial Area was nearly gutted by fire in the early hours of yesterday.
Management at Super Knitting told the Sunday Express that they were not sure how the fire in the storage room started.
The room is used for clothing cut offs.
The company’s production manager, Puleng Mothibeli, said the fire started at around 5am as employees on night shift were knocking off.
Mothibeli said they quickly managed to put out the fire using extinguishers.
No person was injured and no property was destroyed.
When the Sunday Express arrived at the factory at around 6:40am heavy smoke was still coming from the storage room.
Mothibeli said a supervisor searching employees who were going home was the first to notice the flames.
“It is quite surprising because there are no exposed electric cables in that room that could have caused the fire, but this is where fire always starts,” said Mothibeli.
Super Knitting was forced to close temporarily on two occasions last year when fire broke out, thereby affecting the company’s production.
Mothibeli said that in the second incident the company suffered a heavy financial loss as machines that were due for repairs were burnt.
“Last year we had to close for more than three months and we only opened up in March because there were no machines to use for production,” she said.
“We thank God that there were no casualties in this incident,” Mothibeli told the Sunday Express.
Super Knitting employs 800 workers and specialises in producing T-shirts and tracksuits for export to the USA.

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