Diphu: A massive fire erupted in Karbi Anglong West district of Assam on the night of June 29. The incident took place in the Jengkha Bazar area and it led to properties worth several lakh rupees getting razed.
According to reports, the police officials informed that several shops and business establishments incurred damages due to the fire.
Later, the locals and fire tenders reportedly managed to keep the situation under control.
More details are still awaited.
Earlier in March, a massive fire broke out at Patarkuchi near Basistha and the blaze destroyed more than 40 rented rooms inhabited by contractual labourers. However, no loss of life had been reported.
Property worth around 12 lakh was destroyed in the blaze. Three vehicles, including a motorcycle, were also gutted in the fire.
A former police officer had rented out the rooms. The fire also spread to some nearby newly-built rooms belonging to one Labanya Kalita.
Local residents said that they heard an LPG cylinder exploding before the fire broke out. They said that all the houses were made of bamboo, which facilitated the spread of the fire.
A middle-aged woman and a minor girl, who was trapped in the fire, were rescued.
As fire tenders were rushing to the spot, one of them fell off the road, blocking the path. Other fire tenders had to re-route to reach the spot.
By the time the fire tenders reached the spot, locals had almost brought the fire under control.
The fire was believed to have emanated from one of the rooms rented by Bora, where a resident was cooking.