Huge fire in Myanmar’s Yangon market

Nay Pyi Taw, Jan 9 (IANS) A huge fire on early Saturday burned down three flats of Mingalazay market, one of the major markets in Myanmar’s Yangon region.

The fire broke out around 1.30 a.m. (local time) as explosions were heard during it, Xinhua reported.

Around 600 firefighters with 65 fire-engines rushed to the site.

The fire-torn flats collapsed and some firefighters were injured.

Yangon Chief Minister U Myint Swe inspected the outbreak.

Most of the shops at the fourth and third floors, which sell medicines, were destroyed.

It was the second time that the Mingalazay market was severely burned down with the first being on May 24, 2010.

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