Hundreds of traders and businessmen are counting heavy losses after a fire broke out at the Marsabit town market.

The fire which started in the early afternoon razed down several properties as the owners watched helplessly.

Some of the affected business premises included a furniture workshop, clothing and shoe stalls.

According to traders, the fire started from one of the affected structures before spreading fast to others quickly due to the strong winds in the area.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

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