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Shops gutted in market fire

Over a dozen shops were gutted in a major fire that erupted at a market place in Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi district late last night.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2010 16:14 IST
PTI

Over a dozen shops were gutted in a major fire that erupted at a market place in Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi district late on Wednesday night.

The fire gutted around 10-15 shops, mostly wodden, at the Byrnihat market along the Meghalaya-Assam border.

Deputy Commissioner Akashdeep Singh said the reason for the fire was not yet known and the actual damage was being ascertained.

There was no human casualty, he said adding that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

First Published: Jul 22, 2010 16:11 IST