Traders at Mogadishu’s main market Bakaro today woke up to losses after a fire razed down property worth millions of US dollars.
Smoke billowing from the market could be seen covering a section of the city a firefighters fought their way in to contain the blaze.
Residential houses that border were also affected by the inferno which persisted for hours before it was extinguished.
According to the traders, the cause of the fire is still unknown.
No causalities have been yet reported in the incident.