Myanmar: Mandalay YadanarPon Market Fire

This week, while many bloggers are out exploring and anticipating whether to participate or not at a photo contest. Others take the opportunity to present their live shots from Mandalay's YadanarPon Market fire outbreak to the world.

Yadanarpon market is located on the coner of 32st and 78 St and famous Manadlay MICT park (computer city) , Skywalk shopping complex, Orange Super Market, relax Snookers and restaurant and thousands of shops are located in that market. Yandanarpon is the second biggest market after Zaycho market and was opend in 2000 and contributes significantly. [#]

YadanarPon Market Fire2

YadanarPon Market Fire3

Photos via Aung Chan Lin blog.

komoethee blogs about the intensity of the fire and helplessness of firemen.

The fire continue to burn until now (8:00 AM – 9:55 AM) as thousands of people and shop owners watch hopelessly. The market was just opened when the fire broke out at 8:00 AM and blamed for wire shocks and fire fighters were afraid to go inside due to smokes and watch from outside.

Kaungkinko posts a video report of fire out break at Yadanarbon Market Mandalay.

YadanarPon Market Fire

YadanarPon Market Fire4

Photos via Aung Chan Lin blog.

A few onlookers worried about the lack of standards safety procedures in such huge markets and doubted that there is any organized arrangements in case of fire.

According to unofficial report, it's been noted that two people died during the outbreak.

“At least 2 people die and I think there will be more because the escape route in Yadanabon Market is insufficient and people tried to run using the stair ways which are very narrow as you know. So, I am guessing the number of the dead could be more and many will suffer from the fire burn,” she continued.

Some people jumped off from the building and some were stepped by other people while they were running, she added.

Reaper's Blog compiled a list of news on Mandalay fire and also reported another fire outbreak at Yangon.

In Myanmar's main city Yangon, a fire erupted at a tea shop in the Hlaingthayar industrial area early Monday and spread through the surrounding neighbourhood.

Firefighters spent more than two hours putting out the blaze, which destroyed 200 homes, many of them small shacks, authorities said.

Mizzima News states that “Nearly 3,000 people in Rangoon’s suburban Hlaing Tharyar Township are homeless after a fire broke…1,260 women and 1,709 men from the 768 houses that were consumed by the fire”.

A lot of people are sadden by both fire in Yangon and Mandalay and send their condolences via their blog posts.


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