143 rendered homeless

Biratnagar:

Altogether 143 people have been rendered homeless due to the fire that broke out at Parpani of Taksar VDC-8, Bhojpur district, on Sunday. According to an estimate, property worth Rs 6.5 million was gutted in the fire.

According to CDO Diwakar Devkota, 29 houses, including two vacant ones, were gutted.

Tents have been erected to rehabilitate the victims, Devkota said, adding “a number of immediate relief measures have also been taken up.” Even though locals and police managed to bring the fire under control this morning, the forest is still on fire.