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Fire burns down main market in north of Ivorian capital Abidjan

Ivory Coast

Fire has razed the main market in Abobo, a neighbourhood in the Ivorian capital Abidjan on Sunday night damaging goods and property.

No injuries were recorded in the fire that started at around 9 pm GMT, AFP reports.

It took firefighters several hours to control the fire that destroyed market stalls and buildings.

“I lost everything, there is nothing left in my food and domestic material shop,” a shopkeeper told AFP.

The police say they have opened investigations into the cause of the fire.

The Abobo market is known mainly for its food stalls. Traditional clothing, art and other goods are also sold there.


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