24 Aug 2007

Fire destroys Samoa newspaper plant

12:58 pm on 24 August 2007

One of the three English newspapers in Samoa, the Newsline, has been put out of action after a fire destroyed its plant.

There are no immediate indications from police or fire department officials about the cause of the blaze, but they are investigating.

Our local correspondent reports there are suspicions it may have been the result of an electrical fault.

The newspaper is owned and run by a former radio journalist and producer, Pio Sioa.