Authorities battle to douse Kilinochchi public market fire

Authorities battle to douse Kilinochchi public market fire

Authorities battle to douse Kilinochchi public market fire

Written by Tharushan Fernando

17 Sep, 2016 | 8:15 pm

Kilinochchi – an area that was gravely battered by the war for decades, and is attempting to revive itself once again, faced an unexpected tragedy on Friday night.

The Public Market Complex in Kilinochchi was engulfed in flames and suffered massive losses.

A fire that broke out at around 9.00 p.m. on Friday destroyed ninety shops and left another twenty shops damaged. Investigations revealed that a electric leakage was the cause of the destruction.

Co-ordinated efforts by the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Police and locals contained the fire. The  Fire Brigade from Jaffna was also summoned.

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