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Traders blame poor market infrastructure for delaying fire extinguishmentOUS News

“As it was Dusshera, traders decided to close their store around 5 p.m.,” he said.

Shehnawaj’s brother, who worked with him at the same store, saw smoke billowing from the store and realized his brother was still inside. He tried to break the locks and told his brother to come upstairs, Balli said.

We called the fire department. However, due to the narrow lanes and the hanging wire fence, the firefighting operation was delayed and the fire spread to other stores, he said, adding that the stores had combustible materials, mainly clothing, so the fire spread quickly.

It took firefighters nearly 10 hours to extinguish the flames, firefighters said, adding that a short circuit could have started the blaze.

“Traders made millions of rupees loss. The main obstacles I feel were narrow lanes and poor infrastructure,” Balli said.

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