National disaster! Presidential building on fire, smoke all over Capital Territory

Thick plumes of smoke billowed into the sky on Saturday as a fire ripped through the old presidential palace in the capital city, the presidency and an AFP journalist reported.
Related imagePolice cordoned off the streets heading to the Sudan’s old Presidential palace in Khartoum, built in 1832 on the bank of the Blue Nile, as smoke billowed from the building.
Image result for fire presidential palaceThe fire broke out due to a short circuit in some of the offices on the second floor of the palace, the presidency said. “Most offices in the old republican palace are not in use… the fire has now been brought under control.”
Related imageMohamed Saleh, an official at the presidency said in a statement. He did not say whether there were any casualties.
Image result for fire presidential palaceThe palace was the official seat of the Sudanese government in the decades following the country’s independence in 1956.
Image result for fire trucks nigeriaBut in recent years, President Omar al-Bashir had shifted to a new palace from where he runs his administration’s daily affairs.
Related imageThe 75-year-old leader is facing a wave of angry protests against his iron-fisted rule of three decades, with demonstrators calling on him to step down.