Three arrested in connection with Langa Bazaar fire

Authorities have vowed to promptly release the findings of the investigation to the public. This development comes after a similar incident less than two months ago, which saw 166 shops ablaze and led to the arrest of two individuals on charges related to the fire.
The photo of burnt shop in the Langa Bazaar. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)
The photo of burnt shop in the Langa Bazaar. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Erbil police have apprehended three individuals suspected of involvement in the recent blaze that engulfed the Langa bazaar. The suspects are currently under investigation, according to a source within the General Directorate of Asayish.

The arrests follow the fire that erupted in three streets of the Langa bazaar on April 8, 2024, marking the third such incident in recent years. Approximately 50 shops were consumed by the flames during the most recent outbreak.

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Authorities have vowed to promptly release the findings of the investigation to the public. This development comes after a similar incident less than two months ago, which saw 166 shops ablaze and led to the arrest of two individuals on charges related to the fire.

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The Langa bazaar has faced multiple fire-related emergencies, with the most devastating occurring on October 25, 2018, when a massive blaze destroyed all 2400 shops in the market.

These recurring incidents underscore the importance of robust fire prevention measures and swift enforcement action to safeguard public safety and protect commercial establishments in Erbil.

The Langa bazaar, a prominent commercial hub in Erbil, has been plagued by a series of destructive fires in recent years, raising concerns about safety and security in the area. Efforts to investigate and address the causes of these incidents remain ongoing to prevent further damage and ensure the well-being of local businesses and residents.