December 21, 2014

Another major market catch fire in Northern Afganistan

By Mirwais Adeel - Thu Jan 17 2013, 1:01 pm

Fire in Mazar MarketAnother commercial market caught fire in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

According to reports the fire sparked in Haji Jawzjani market in Northern Mazar-e-City on Thursday morning. The market is a five story building and is one of the main clothes shopping in the city.

At least two people have reportedly been trapped in the fire and one of them died after falling from the building.

Eyewitnesses in the area are saying that the fire department has reached to the area and are struggling to prevent the fire from spreading further.

This comes as a huge fire razed two markets in Kabul back in December last year and turned over 600 shops to ashes.

Two wholesale garment markets named — Rahis and Nasiri — markets caught fire at early morning and the fire was on till next day.

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