Zam­bia mar­ket gut­ted

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

ZAM­BIA’S big­gest mar­ket has burnt down, de­stroy­ing the liveli­hood of many traders.

City Mar­ket, in the cap­i­tal Lusaka, had been on fire since the early hours of yes­ter­day.

The cause of the fire is still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated, ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokes­woman Es­ther Ka­tongo and Lusaka Mayor Wil­son Kalumba.

De­struc­tion of the mar­ket has left many traders in de­spair as they have lost most of their goods and hence their liveli­hoods.

“How wilI I feed my fam­ily now be­cause this is all I de­pend on for sur­vival?” Love­ness Banda told the BBC. On­look­ers sus­pect the fire could have been caused by an elec­tri­cal fault. ANA

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