Blaze Engulfs Bolangir Fruit Market, 7 Shops Gutted, 1 Fruit-Seller Critical

Bolangir: A fruit-seller has sustained severe burn injuries and hospitalized as a major fire broke out in a fruit market of this district headquarters town last night.

The burn victim has been identified as Kunu Ghebela (45) and he is admitted to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here.

Reports said that the blaze has also gutted seven fruit stalls causing severe loss to assets over Rs 5 lakhs.

Being sounded by the locals, the local Fire Brigade personnel rushed to the mishap spot and swung into fire-fighting.

The exact reason behind the blaze was not ascertained.