42 cows dead, scores of people injured

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 18, 2017-

Scores of people were injured and dozens of cows were charred to death when a fire tore through a cattle farm in Gokarneshwor Municipality-1, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on Saturday. 

The Om Kirshi Farm, owned by Baburam Karki, had a total of 122 cows and 42 of them died in the incident.Other 53 cows have sustained minor injuries.

According to police, the fire broke out at the farm at around 11am due to electric short circuit. It took around two hours to personnel from Nepal Police and the Nepal Army, backed by locals, to douse the fire. 

Police said the total damage was yet to be ascertained. 

But Karki, the farm owner, claimed that property worth around Rs 70 million was destroyed in the blaze. It is learnt that the farm used to sell around 1,000 litres of milk daily. The farm was shifted from Bhaktapur to Gokarneshwor five months ago. Most of the injured cows are said to be in critical condition, said police. 

Published: 18-06-2017 07:57

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