Property worth Rs 10 m gutted in Jhapa tea factory fire

JHAPA: Property worth around Rs 10 million was destroyed when a fire broke out at the Khusbu Tea Estate in Bhadrapur-4 of Jhapa on Wednesday morning.

An electric heater had reportedly sparked that fire, completely destroying two tea dryers, according to police.

Besides, 450 sacks of readymade tea worth Rs 2 million stored near the warehouse was also gutted, the proprietor JP Sharma said.