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Traders count losses as fire guts Gikomba market

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Emergency response teams are battling to contain a fire in Gikomba market.

Several traders are counting losses after a fire razed down stalls in Gikomba maket early Wednesday morning.

The fire is reported to have started at about 2am, and was still on at 7am as various emergency response teams battled to contain the inferno.

Teams from the Kenya Police, General Service Unit, Kenya Red Cross, Fire brigade among others were on the ground to put out the fire as hundreds of traders watched from a distance with dozens of police officers deployed blocking entry to the burning section.

Ms Joan Njeri, a trader at the market, said many of the traders were in shock since the fire caught them by surprise.

“We do not know the state of our businesses since we have not been allowed access by the officers manning,” she said.

 

-www.nation.co.ke/

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