Breaking News: Beldangi-I camp under fire, 100 huts destroyed

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Beldangi-I, Jan 20: A fire that started from candle light in Beldangi-I camp destroyed almost 100 huts rendering hundreds of camp residents displaced.

TB Gurung, camp secretary of the camp, informed Bhutan News Service from the spot that fire started sector A-3, hut number 473, which belongs to Lal Bahadur Lamghate at 9:45 p.m.

“We got 60 huts completely burnt down and some 40 huts were vandalized to protect fire,” Gurung added.

Besides the local, fire fighters from Itahari, Dharan and Biratnagar reached the camp and brought fire under control after several hours.

Displaced fire victims are getting shelter in camps schools, where send-up examinations of School Leaving Certificates students are underway.

Listen to TB Gurung below.

Detail to follow.

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