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84 shops gutted in Shillong market fire; none injured

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By PTI Updated: Oct 28, 2022 7:12 pm
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Shillong, Oct. 28 (PTI): At least 84 shops were gutted in a blaze at a market complex in the Meghalaya capital on Friday, officials said.

However, no casualties were reported in the inferno that broke out around 4 AM. Three fire tenders doused the blaze after several hours of firefight.

A vendor at the market complex told PTI that goods worth lakhs of rupees have been damaged.

Officials of the Fire Department and the Shillong Municipal Board suspected that a short circuit might have caused the incident.

Local MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

The legislator will meet Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma later in the day and discuss the relocation of the affected vendors.

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By PTI Updated: Oct 28, 2022 7:12:36 pm