Ndola’s Kapalala Market in Masala burns down

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It is sad when you see destruction falling on things that families depend on to make a living.

Masala Market is just the latest to suffer this fate after Lusaka City Market was also partially burnt down early July.

Lusaka Times reports that the fire started around 1 am this morning and was at a media briefing held today by Ndola City Council Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya who was at the scene with His Worship the Mayor Mr. Amon Chisenga. He said it was unfortunate because hundreds of traders had lost their livelihoods.

“It pains us deeply to announce that almost the entire Kapalala market in Masala, Ndola has been gutted by a fire that swept through the trading place in the early hour of today,” Mr Bwalya said.

He said the total cost of damaged goods and merchandise is yet to be ascertained and relevant authorities are on the ground to ascertain the cause.

“Relevant authorities are on the ground carrying out the necessary investigations to establish the exact cause of the inferno and updates will be given to the media and through media to the public,” Mr Bwalya said.

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Sources: Zambia Reports | Lusaka Times

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