2 fires in East Region

BHOJPUR:  Property worth Rs 4.2 million has been destroyed after 13 houses in two different places of Sunsari and Siraha district were gutted in fire on Wednesday night.

According to East Regional Police Office, Birtnagar, the house of Mukesh Shrestha in Hariharpur VDC-7, Sunsari had caught fire at around 9 pm that spread to four neighbouring houses and a grinding mill.

Sarvendra Kumar Das (28), Sushila Devi Shrestha (52) and Sunita Shrestha (21) sustained burn injuries while trying to douse the fire. They have been taken to Inaruwa Hospital for further treatment, said the Office.

The fire was taken under control with the help of locals, police, army and fire engine.

Similarly, seven houses have been gutted in Sitapur VDC of Siraha district.

Property worth Rs 1.1 million was destroyed after a flame erupted in a cowshed of Ram Bilas Ram. The fire spread and destroyed three of his houses, two houses of Ram Bali Ram, a house of Phekan Ram and a house of Lakhan Ram, said police.

The fire was doused with the help local people and police.