Retailers suspect that the cause of the fire in Osh market is arson.
According to the owner of one of the outlets — Argen Malabashev, his goods for 7 million soms have burned down. He learned about the fire at 5.00 in the morning.
«Many of us believe that this is arson, because the fire started in the bakery, and spread to other outlets. But it is unclear how the fire spread to our sales points. I have been working in this market for a very long time,» he said.
The Deputy Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Kalys Akhmatov confirmed the version of a possible arson also.
According to him, they received the call at 3.50 am.
«The fire started in two or three places at the same time. I think that in two or three hours we will completely extinguish it,» said Kalys Akhmatov.