Residents were evacuated over night last night after peace talks between two rival supermarkets broke down in the early hours.
The official announcement was made at 2.55am with military force and aid workers arriving as early as 4.00am.
“People were panicking and understandably very nervous of the situation,” said one of the aid workers. “We are working around the clock to make sure everyone is safe from any harm.”
Initial reports suggest that a safe zone has been declared at the Aldi supermarket, which is located in the exact middle between the two supermarkets.
“Aldi is still a very neutral and safe area for the moment,” said one of the local residents who was evacuated. “We hope it will remain a safe place for us to be.”
Cheaper food supplies are being sold at Aldi, but stocks are limited. So shop carefully.
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