IMPHAL, March 4 (Newmai News Network): A devastating fire gutted 25 lodgings which housed labourers of a ply wood factory, causing one dead and destroying properties worth over 20 lakh in the early hours of Sunday Sadar Hills, Manipur.
The incident happened around 3:15 am when a fire believed to be started from one of the lodgings, which accomodated labourers of Mangalam Wood Industry, caught fire and rapidly spread and engulfed rest of the lodgings which left in shambles. One labourer was charred to death in the fire broke out at the lodgings of the ply wood industry at Kangpokpi under Sekmai police station in Sadar Hills, Senapati district.
Sources said prima facie the fire was started from a candle light at the lodging of the deceased.
Fire tenders rushed to the site around 3:40 am, 15 minute before the fire broke out, but the lodgings built by mostly ply woods were reduced to cinders before they could douse the raging fire, the source added.
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