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Fierce fire in Kanpur’s Hamraj Market, five complexes destroyed… loss of more than 10 billion

Mar 31, 2023, 08:12 am

A fire broke out late Thursday night at AR Tower next to Hamraj Market in Bansmandi, Kanpur. Seeing smoke and flames rising, the passers-by informed the police and fire brigade. Several fire tenders are present on the spot.


In Drass, a fierce fire broke out in Area Tower, adjacent to Bansmandi, Hamraj Market. The fire took a formidable form in the late night accident. Several speculations of fire engines have been linked to the focus of the fire. The tower has been burning for about six hours.


Five complexes have been destroyed by fire in this accident. According to an estimate, more than 10 billion damage has been done. Please tell that this is the biggest readymade wholesale market in UP. Efforts to extinguish the fire are still going on by the fire brigade personnel.


Kanpur commissioner is present on the spot. Help is also being sought from neighboring districts. According to the police, there is a problem in extinguishing the fire due to wind. Air Force, Army, COD, Ordinance vehicles have also reached the spot. The fire is likely to be brought under control soon.


Short circuit may be the reason

RA Tower has more than two readymade garments wholesale sanitary. It is being told that the fire started from a short circuit which gradually spread throughout the building. Police say that a detailed investigation will be conducted into the cause of the fire.


Fire brigade have been called from many districts

More than 50 fire brigade vehicles from several districts including Kanpur, Unnao and Lucknow are engaged in extinguishing the fire. DM and Police Commissioner have contacted army officers. Army vehicles have also reached the spot to douse the fire.


Senior officials are present on the spot

Kanpur Police Commissioner BP Jogdand, Joint Police Commissioner Anand Prakash Tiwari and DM are present on the spot. Officers and vehicles of Air Force, Army, COD etc. have also reached the spot.






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