A department store in Ludhiana destroyed

The owner of the Raju departmental store in Ludhiana said the value of groceries and stock 40 lakh were destroyed in the fire

A fire broke out at a department store near Grand Walk on Ferozepur Road on Monday.

Vinod Kumar, the Raju departmental store owner, said the incident came to light around 10:30 a.m. after an employee sounded the alarm. Employees working at a nearby shopping center sprung into action and extinguished the flames using fire hydrants. Quickly, the firefighters arrived on the scene and resumed the operation.

Kumar said that groceries and stock value 40 lakh were reduced to ashes in the fire. It is suspected that a short circuit caused the fire.

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