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Pancthar fire update: fire under control, property worth Rs 19 million destroyed

2022 Jan 06, 12:39, Panchthar
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Fire that broke out at Phalelung rural municipality-6 in Panchthar district from Wednesday night has come under control. Property worth around Rs 19 million was gutted in the fire that destroyed three houses and six shops. The fire had started from 10:40 pm Wednesday from the house of Jit Bahadur Limbu due to electricity leakage.

The two-storey house, a dairy, grocery shop, the ward office of the Nepali Congress Phalelung-6, a house belonging to neighbors Ramjit Rai and Man Bahadur Rai, a grocery shop of Dharma Kerung and a tailoring shop were destroyed in the fire, according to the report by the District Police Office.

Similarly, the fire destroyed two-storied house of Man Bahadur Rai, the IME money transfer branch office and a footwear shop operated by local Mehendra Rai at the same house and cash as well as jewelries. Goods and property worth Rs 9.3 million was destroyed as the fire gutted the grocery shop and computer center operated by Dhana Prasad Rai, a fancy store operated by Surendra Rai and a tailoring shop operated by Ranjana Rai at the same house, the District Police Office Panchthar said.

Besides the Nepal Police personnel from Sidin, Pangbrung and Nangin police posts, a team of 25 personnel from the District Police Office and a 14-member squad from the Armed Police Force (APF) No 2 Headquarters Himsikhar Company, Phidim were mobilized to contain the fire.

The security personnel with the help of the locals and two fire engines from Phidim brought the fire under control at 1 am today, said District Police Office Panchthar's Deputy Superintendent Rakesh Thapa.


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