50 shops gutted in midnight fire at Jamshedpur Market

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Jamshedpur, Dec 5: As many as 50 shops were destroyed in a major fire that broke out at Baridih Market in Jamshedpur late Tuesday night. Goods worth several lakh were gutted in the fire which was controlled after two hours of continuous effort put in by fire officers.

Sources said the flames erupted around 12.30 am. Few local residents and commuters informed police and traders about the incident. Five fire-tenders were rushed to douse the flames that engulfed the closely-spaced shops. The traders who had shut down their shops around 10 pm rushed to the market, but failed to do anything. The fire spread in no time and took in its spate 50 shops.

On learning about the mishap, Chief Minister Raghubar Das visited Baridih Market and met the affected shop owners. He inquired about the incident and assured to help the traders in every possible manner. He asked the traders to prepare a list of those affected and hand it over to district administration.

Independent candidate Saryu Roy, JVM candidate Abhay Singh, Congress candidate Gourav Vallabh and CM’s representative Pawan Agrawal visited the market and expressed solidarity with the traders.

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