ITANAGAR, June 4: More than 16 houses were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire at Fishery Colony in Dumporijo under Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday.
The inferno that broke out around 6 am rendered 22 families homeless. The household properties worth lakhs of rupees have been completely damaged. There was, however, no report of any human casualty.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, while expressing deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident, directed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the fire victims.
He also sought a detailed report on the losses incurred with proper assessment so that adequate relief could be released from the state government as per the norms. Khandu also called upon the NGOs and general public to lend their helping hand and assistance to the victims during such trying times.
Dumporijo MLA Paknga Bage also urged the DC, Upper Subansiri and the ADC concerned for providing immediate relief to the fire victims. On his part, the legislator announced to provide relief of Rs 6 lakh from his MLALAD fund.
The Chief Minister, meanwhile, reiterated his call to all the citizens to be cautious and said occurrence of repeated fire accidents in the state is alarming.
He appealed the people to be alert to avoid such unfortunate incidents and asked the district administration to impart precautionary trainings to the denizens, an official report informed here today.