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Thai market fire consumes hundreds of caged animals | News

More than 100 pet stalls have been damaged in Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak Weekend Market.

A fire has killed hundreds, if not thousands, of animals caged at a famous market in Thailand.

The blaze ripped through the pet section of Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok on Tuesday morning, the city government reported.

The fire is believed to have started in the ornamental fish zone in Sri Somrat Market, adjacent to the bigger Chatuchak, at about 4am (21:00 GMT), according to Tivakorn Prongseng, a police inspector investigating the case.

More than 100 pet stalls were damaged across about 1,300 square metres (14,000 square feet) before the flames were brought under control an hour later. There are no reports of human casualties.

A shop owner called Meecha told online news outlet Thaiger that she was awakened by the animals’ cries, according to the BBC.

“Suddenly, thick smoke filled the…

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