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A fire broke out at a vegetable godown in Iewduh, Meghalaya's largest traditional market, in the city on Wednesday evening.
Officials informed that the incident happened around 7:00 pm and that the cause is yet to be ascertained.
However, sources state that mismanagement during an ongoing shoot for a Bollywood movie starring Ayushmann Khurrana at Iewduh could have been the reason.
"The fire could be from the generator kept there but (the) exact cause is yet to be ascertained, and we will do our inquiry tomorrow," officials said.
"Property damage could have been minimised had fire tenders reached the spot on time," sources said, adding that traffic jam in the city prevented fire personnel from rushing to the place of occurrence.
(Edited by Iban Mawrie)
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