Fire Guts Property Worth Rs 85 Million

Property worth millions gutted to cinder after a fire broke out on Thursday in a shoe factory at Mechinagar Municipality in Jhapa district.

Spokesperson of District Police Office, Jhapa, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Basanta Pathak said property equal to Rs 85 million was destroyed in the fire occurred in SS Footwear.

The fire was brought under control after five hours of efforts from the security personnel and local people.

It is said it took long time to douse the fire as the factory had the stock of rubber, chemical and other flammable goods. Pathak added a total of 11 fire engines from Jhapa, Morang and even the Indian cities were mobilised to extinguish the fire.

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