Huge fire breaks out in Ancient City of Damascus23/04/2016 - عدد القراءات : 3780

A huge fire broke out this morning on Saturday in the Al-Assroniyah marketplace at Damascus Ancient city.

According to witness, a short circuit caused the fire, started from one of the shops between Damascus Citadel and Al-Assroniyah and spread towards the west side of the walled city.  The huge fire gutting over several shops in addition to the ceiling collapsed of the Othman Bank.

It worth to mention, that the Ottoman bank was the first bank constructed in Damascus during the rule of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II on 1895.


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