Fire destroys property worth Rs 1.1 million in Bhaktapur

BHAKTAPUR: Property worth more than Rs 1.1 million were destroyed when fire gutted a rented room at Lokanthali of Madhyapur Thimi-1 in Bhaktapur district on Wednesday night.

The fire erupted due to short circuit at the rented room of Binod Dhungel of Baideshwor Rural Municipality and destroyed goods.

Chief of Metropolitan Police Sector, Sanothimi Assistant Sub Inspector of Police Ramesh Rai said that the fire broke due to short circuit and destroyed around 10 tolas of gold, cash amounting to Rs 500,000, two laptops and clothes, among others.

The fire, started from 7:45 pm, was brought under the control at the joint efforts of the Nepal Police, fire brigadier and locals. Further investigation into the case was underway.

A record of the Kathmandu Fire Brigade shows over 60 per cent of fire incidents occur in the Kathmandu valley due to short circuits.