Fire destroys King Island pharmacy


The destroyed King Island Pharmacy.

The only pharmacy on King Island in the Bass Strait was destroyed by fire over the weekend.

Nobody was seriously injured, but a newsagency and a residential apartment were also damaged. According to reports from the ABC, a 20-year-old man from Currie has been charged with arson, burglary and stealing.

The King Island Pharmacy is the only pharmacy servicing a community of 1800 people. Part owner Divesh Sanghvi and another of the owners will travel to King Island today to help with the task of establishing an interim facility to dispense medicines.

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