Thursday, July 2, 2015

Arson suspected in $25 million Indian Expo fire

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The ruins of the Indian Expo at the Divali Nagar site in Chaguanas today. Photo:Innis Francis

Donstan Bonn

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The ruins of the Indian Expo at the Divali Nagar site in Chaguanas today. Photo:Innis Francis

Donstan Bonn


MORE than $25 million worth of clothing, jewellery, household items and equipment went up in flames as fire destroyed dozens of businesses at the Indian Expo, located at the Divali Nagar, Chaguanas, early this morning.



Police said that fire at around 2 a.m. fire broke out on the compound at Narsaloo Ramaya Marg Road.



Some 25 merchants, some who own one or two stalls, went to the compound and watched as fire officers of the Chaguanas Fire Station battled the blaze. Arson is suspected, investigators said.



Approximately 150 workers were left without jobs, the Express was told.

Police officers of the Chaguanas CID are continuing investigations.