150 shops gutted in Meena Bazaar fire

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Delhi, 8 Nov: Nearly 150 shops gutted in a fire that broke out in the Nepali woollen market, Meena Bazaar in wee hours on Monday.

Nearly 150 shops gutted in fire that broke out in the Nepali woollen market, in front of the Jama Masjid area, fire officials informed.

“We have been running our shops for over 40 years in this market, but such an incident has never happened. The items including woolen garments which we bring for sale have been gutted in this fire. Please help us, we have become beggars,” one of the shopkeepers said.
However, no casualties have been reported yet. Eight fire tenders were reached to douse the flames and the fire has been reportedly brought under control.
“A fire call was received at 1.10 a.m. following which 14 fire tenders rushed to the spot,” the officer said.

It took about three hours to douse the flames.

However, the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, officials said.

In a similar incident on Monday evening, around 300 houses were gutted in a slum near Sadar Bazar area of north Delhi.

Read Full Story at: Massive Fire breaks out in slum of Delhi’s Sadar Bazar

Last week also, at least three people killed and 14 were injured after a fire broke out in the parking of a residential complex in Mohan Park area of east Delhi.

Wefornews Bureau

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