Up to 1.3 million people have been left out of work after the devastating blaze which ripped through more than 5,500 stalls at Asia's largest wholesale textile market last month.

Firefighters took four days to bring the February 19 blaze under control at the huge Tanah Abang market in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

The market had an annual turnover of around $1.5 billion and the knock-on effect has been felt in thousands of businesses across the region.

Officials are still probing the cause of the fire but investigators have reportedly found many of the market’s fire hydrants to be out of order and illegally-placed stalls and power connections.