Over 50 houses have been destroyed


One of the biggest market areas in Taplejung district has been consumed in flames.

Fire spread around Dobhan Bazaar in Meringden Rural Municipality-3 of the district this morning leading to the destruction of around 50 houses.

According to a local, the fire began from a short circuit in one of the houses around 10:00 am today. Locals and security personnel are trying to bring the massive fire under control.

Police said, the fire brigade of Taplejung district has already reached the site while another one from Panchthar was also on its way there.

Details on the damages are yet to be determined.