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"It's Very Painful" Trader Spotted Trying To Rescue A Bale Of Clothes In Gikomba Inferno [PHOTOS]

Gikomba market traders woke up to counting loses after a section of the market was razed to ashes after a fire broke out in the middle of Thursday night.

(Photo Courtesy/The Standard)

According to reports privy to the heartwrenching account, the fire is reported to have started 30 minutes after midnight at the section along Molo line area known to many as 'Ghorofani' and continued till dawn.

It is at this context a trader was spotted trying to atleast rescue a bale of clothes from the 'cruel fire' through his stall's window.

(Photo Courtesy/The Standard)

According to the photo, the trader is seen trying to push the bale out through the stall's window while fire fighters continue with their activities.

However, some of the traders pointed fingers at Nairobi Metropolitan Service and City Hall citing if were it not for them to delay they couldn't have seen their sources of livelihood being razed to ashes.

(Photo Courtesy/The Standard)

"The fire started past midnight and traders who had stocked their bale of clothes did not manage to save them..until now the fire is still burning despite NMS coming to the rescue," reportedly said a trader.

Gikomba market traders have been experiencing fire outbreaks for quite a long time including 2018 where 15 people reportedly died and 60 others injured apart from millions of loses.

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