Friday, April 25, 2008

Flower Market devastated by fire ...Contd.

12th April 2008: The next day
The burnt portion of the flower market from a rooftop.

The flower vendors sitting idly inside a burnt out structure.

Flowers to be sold and water pots before a burnt shop.

A burnt out shop in the market. Police forces had been deployed for security reasons.

It was suspected that the fire was caused by LPG cylinder burst.

A burnt out temple in the market.

A burnt earthen flower vase in the debris.

Vendors stocked flowers in the market expecting boom in sale due to the imminent Bengali New Year. They met with huge loss after the accident.

The opposition parties organized a political rally in the market demanding proper investigation of the incident. They were the strong believers of the conspiracy theory.

Curious passersby having a glance at the site of devastation.

The horticulture minister, the chairperson of the administrative body of the flower market and other administrative heads discussing the future course of action. It was decided that the site will be cleared up working whole night, so that from next day morning business activities could be resumed at least partially. Some sort of temporary structures would be erected later for the shops.

Question-answer session with the journalists from different media houses.

Business was in full swing at the unburnt portion of the flower market.

In a temple a few pace away from the burnt site people were engaged in their daily worship.

An old lady taking rest in the afternoon was probably on her daily routine as usual.

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