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Fire destroys sections of a major Mogadishu market

MOGADISHU (SD)-A fire broke out last night in the Hamarweyne market, especially in the Marwas mosque section, which later spread to other parts of the market, reportedly causing huge damage.

The fire, which took many hours to extinguish, was later put out by the administration of the Banadir region, the local people, and businesses in the market.

The fire destroyed many commercial establishments and caused an undisclosed amount of property damage.
One of the businessmen whose shop was destroyed by fire last night, named Bukhari, the owner of Carwa Xul Style, said that he lost about 50 thousand dollars in the fire.

The Governor of Banadir Yusuf Hussein Jim’ale Madale, who arrived at the scene, said that a committee would be assigned to deal with the problem caused by the fire.

It is not yet known officially what caused the fire that broke out in the Hamarweyne market last night, and it is worth noting market fires in Mogadishu happen at night, causing huge losses.

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