Section of Corriverton Market destroyed by fire

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Firefighters are still at the scene of the Corriverton Market in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) where a large section of the facility was destroyed by a fire on Monday night.

Vendors from different sections of the market were seen scrambling to gather their goods in the event the fire spreads further.

The section of the market where the fire allegedly started. (Photo: Doshan Sukhram/ November 27, 2023)

At one point there were confrontations with the Police who were hastily trying to remove everyone from the area, including vendors who were trying to save their goods. The situation became hostile and the Police formed a blockade with tables to prevent anyone from entering, including the firefighters.

Vendors at the scene of the fire. (Photo: Doshan Sukhram/ November 27, 2023)

The Mayor of Corriverton Imran Amin in a brief statement to the media noted that he was informed that the blaze started at approximately 18:30 hrs and upon his arrival, he noticed a grocery stall on fire. The firefighters were immediately summoned to scene.

According to a vendor, most of the grocery section was damaged by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    The Police is correct blocking anyone from entering during the fire, even so, thereafter, after an investigation on
    cause of that fire. It is not worth the risk entering a building that is on fire.
    Material things can be replaced but, not someone’s life.
    Used to enjoy going there when that street to the market had a few vendors with their greens on the ground-
    that is in the early 1960’s.

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