Major Fire At Jeypore Daily Market, 70 Vegetable Shops Destroyed

Koraput: A major fire broke out at Bidyadhar daily market at Jeypore in the district during the wee hours of Sunday. At least 70 shops and 5 ‘pindis’ have been completely destroyed in the fire which reportedly occured due to a short circuit.

A team of fire service and police officials rushed to the spot to control the situation. The senior officials at the spot said that damage assessment is being done and the lossess of shopkeepers will be compensated.

Mostly, the vegetable shops were affected in the fire and local traders estimated the losses at Rs 50 lakh.

Tara Prasad Bahinipati, MLA, Jeypore