Brewery, 23 homes destroyed by fire


Apr 28, 2017-

A beer factory and 23 houses were destroyed in separate incidents of fire in Rupandehi, Sunsari, Khotang and Saptari in the past 24 hours. 

A fire broke out in the factory of Tiger Brewery Pvt Ltd at Mainahiya Suddhodhan Village Council in Rupandehi, causing a huge loss of properties on Thursday morning. Police said the fire may have been caused by a short circuit in the factory’s electricity generator.

A fire engine was called from Butwal Sub-metropolis to put out the fire. A brewery representative said that properties worth around Rs 20 million were destroyed in the incident.   

Similarly, an early Thursday morning fire at Harinagara Village Council-6 in Sunsari reduced 14 homes and animal sheds to cinders. It took nearly six hours for fire engines to put out the fire, in which the affected families could not salvage any of their belongings. The loss caused by the fire is estimated to be somewhere near Rs 9 million. 

 In Halesi, Khotang, a fire reportedly caused by an electrical short circuit burnt down four houses and two animal shelters on Wednesday night. Four domesticated animals were also killed.

Three houses were also destroyed in a fire that broke out at a settlement in Hanumannagar Kankalini-4 of Saptari on Wednesday night.

Published: 28-04-2017 08:33

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