The fire which broke out at about 2am in Darjeeling town has been brought under control.

Fortunately no reports of casualties, although two have reportedly been injured.

Benoy’s blog has more details and some pictures.

Two lines of Darjeeling shops devoured by the fire; a) The whole popular pharmacy line upto Dali stand and b) The whole of Hongkong Market besides Bata shoe shop upto where it ends near the steps leading to Dali stand (where legendary Mannan shop is located, all gone).

As to how this fire broke out in the middle of Darjeeling town is unknown at the moment.

http://www.darjeelingcuppa.com/2012/04/fire-in-darjeeling-town/#!lightbox/4/

Some pics from the above post:

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