Valuables worth Rs 5 mln gutted in 4 fires

KATHMANDU: Police said as many as four cases of fire were reported from various places of Kathmandu district on Friday and Saturday.

Valuables worth nearly Rs 5 million were gutted in the cases.

Gas leakage sparked a fire at the warehouse of Aarohi Pharma Pvt Ltd in Pepsicola, KMC-35 on Friday, police said.

All drugs at the store worth around Rs 4 million were destroyed.

Likewise, a cloth store caught fire near the Chandra Binayak Temple in Chabahil, KMC-7 yesterday.

The shop operated by Madhuri Shahi from Banke of mid-western Nepal was completely reduced to ashes, according to police.

In another case, a cotton factory caught fire in Kharentar, Kageshwori Manahara-7 of Kathmandu today.

An electronic short circut had caused the fire at the factory operated by Ramchhewal Prasad, a resident of Jethraiya-3 of Rautahat.

Cottons, a machine and a hut made up of zinc sheets were destroyed.

Another electronic short circuit also sparked the fire in the shop of Bijendra Shrestha in Dagurnepani, Tarakeshwor-9 of the district today.

Grocery goods worth Rs 200,000 were destroyed in the fire.