Blaze conflagrates 22 kiosks at Jayapura’s Youtefa Market

Some 22 kiosks in Youtefa Market of the Abupura neighborhood, Jayapura City, Papua Province, caught fire on Wednesday morning, though no fatalities were reported in the blaze.

The blaze, which broke out in the market at 5:23 a.m. local time, destroyed the kiosks, thereby inflicting losses reaching several hundred million rupiah to the owners.

According to Jayapura Deputy Mayor Rustan Saru, the exact figure of material losses had yet to be calculated, while the city police continue to probe the cause of the fire.

The kiosks, ravaged by the fire, are located at the B 401-B 407 blocks where the traders there used to sell fruits, electronic items, clothing, and footwear.

Saru noted that the debris of the damaged and destroyed kiosks will be cleared on Saturday.

This is the second time that fire erupted in the Youtefa Market. On April 8, some 100 kiosks were destroyed by a blaze.

 

Source: Antara News

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