Dadeldhura, January 10
Initiatives have been taken to collect relief materials for the fire victims of Bagkhor at Amargadi Municipality in Dadeldhura from today.
Property worth Rs one crore was reduced to ashes after a blaze spread in four places at Bagkhor two weeks ago. As many as 15 shops and a house were completely destroyed in the incident.
The fire victims have also formed Fire Victims Protest Committee and held discussions on the plight of fire victims at Bagkhor.
Nepali Congress Dadeldhura President and Far-west Province Assembly member Karna Bahadur Malla has provided cash amount and started assisting fire victims. He handed over Rs 41,000 equal to his one-month salary to committee Chair Gyanendra Malla today.
Lawmaker Malla said discussion would be held among the chief minister and other lawmakers to distribute Rs one lakh each to the fire victims. He expressed commitment to take the initiative for providing relief to the central government. Local businessmen are terrified after four incidents of fire in one week.
A local businessman, Prakash Aire, said entrepreneurs and police had been patrolling different bazaar areas after the fire incidents occurred in one place one after another at Bagkhor.
The fire had spread from a shop on the night of December 30 in the bus park, on January 2 at Bagarkot, on January 3 at Bagarpata and on January 6 in 10 shops at the bus park.
A version of this article appears in print on January 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.