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37 houses gutted in West Siang fire

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent
Itagar, August 1: At least 37 houses along with one community dere (prayer hall), three graries and 19 rice mills were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire that broke out at Tadin village in West Siang district on Tuesday.
Huge properties were reported to have been lost in the fire accident which broke out around 2.30 am, district information and public relation officer (DIPRO) Gijum Tali informed.
However, no serious casualty has been reported.
West Siang DC Gamli Padu accompanied by district disaster magement officer (DDMO) visited the site to assess the losses and provided immediate relief to the fire victims. The district administration has called an emergency meeting and appeals have been made to all departments’ head, public and business communities to render all possible help from their side and contribute in cash and kind for the suffering people.
Electricity and water supply have also been restored.
Army, ITBP, IRBn, civil police and public have engaged to provide food and temporary shelter to the victims.
The Army and ITBP are providing tents, medicines, ration items and assured whole hearted participation in removing the debris and helping the victims.

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