Property worth Rs 5 lakh was destroyed in a fire that spread in Rajdevi Municipality, Rautahat, last night.

The reason behind the incident has yet to be ascertained.

The fire had broken out from a cowshed belonging to Narayan Das at Brhamapuri at 11:00pm yesterday.

The victims said that the property worth lakhs was gutted after the fire suddenly engulfed the house.

Domestic animals, clothes and food grains, among others, were destroyed in the blaze, said police.

Narayan's brother Shambhu was injured while trying to bring the fire under control.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 26, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.