Jalandhar turns into a nightmare on Diwali .
Diwali celebration in Jalandhar turned a nightmare for over 50 shopkeepers at the local Sudama Market in Jyoti chowk, after a cracker fire led to major fire incident in the city. No loss of life was reported.As many as 30 fire tenders were pressed into service and it took a long time to douse off the flames.
It being Diwali, the otherwise congested market was free from traffic at night and the fire tenders reached immediately. The fire station is situated in the vicinity of the market.Shopkeepers and those from the nearby market rushed to the spot to ensure safety of their merchandise.
Meanwhile, cracker fire also gutted condemn vehicles parked at Maqsudan Police station, leading to major loss for the owner of the vehicles. In another incident, a scrap dealer’s godown was also reduced to ashes in Kot Sadiq village on the eve of Diwali.
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