HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
MORANG: Property worth Rs 20 million was gutted when a fire engulfed Hattimudha-6 Morang based Swastik Jute Mill on Saturday afternoon. The fire had started due to short-circuit when all the machines were in operation. According to police, breaker, finisher and other machines were gutted and so were products ready to be sent to the market. The fire started at around 3:00 pm and was doused after two hours with fire engines from Biratnagar, Dharan and Itahari. A team headed by Morang DSP Uma Prasad Chaturbedi reached the incident site immediately after the fire started in the mill. Chaturbedi informed that the fire was doused soon, as the fire engines had arrived on time.