TULSIPUR: A person was injured and properties worth Rs 500,000 were destroyed in a fire accident in Bijayapur of Gadawa Rural Municipality, Dang this morning.
According to the District Police Office, Dang, the fire erupted in the thatched house belonging to Balaram BK after lightning struck his house and reduced it to ashes.
BK’s wife, Moti BK (74) sustained injuries in the fire, which damaged all the important documents, furniture and firewood stocked in the house, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ram Prasad Gharti.
The injured was taken to a local health facility for treatment. The fire was doused with the help of fire brigade, security personnel and locals.