Fire broke out Wednesday at the premises housing the archive s of Ecobank in Lome, the capital of Togo.
The cause of the fire was yet to be determined but unofficial sources said there was a short-circuit in the premises located at the bank's head office. Employees hurriedly escaped from the building before for fear of being trapped a s armed security forces arrived on the spot and took control of the situation.
As at 2:00 pm (15 hours GMT), fire-fighters were still struggling to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to the other parts of the building.
Located on the Sylvanus Olympio Street, the head office of Ecobank-Togo is locat ed few metres from the Grand Lomé market, behind the city Cathedral.