104 houses gutted in fire in Matihani (With Photos)

Published On: April 25, 2024 10:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JALESHWAR (MAHOTTARI), April 24: More than 104 houses have been gutted in a fire that took place in Jarlahawahatta of Matihani municipality.

The fire started on Wednesday afternoon and efforts are being made to put out the fire that broke out this afternoon, District Police Office spokesman and Deputy Superintendent of Police Santulal Prasad Jaiswar said. Six fire engines from Mahottari, three from Dhanusha and one from neighboring India have been used to extinguish the fire.

A large number of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepali Army and local residents have been deployed to put out the fire. More than 150 houses have suffered damage in the fire.

Fire survivors of Mahaottari awaiting relief

As many as 150 fire affected families of Muslim settlement in Matihani-6 are awaiting relief. They are surviving a helpless state of life in absence of immediate relief. 

The fire spread from the house of Maimun Khatun lately turned 104 houses of Jhurmutta settlement into ashes. 

The victim families have voiced their complaints for not receiving any aid while the District Administration Office said efforts were underway to collect and distribute relief materials to the victims. 

Chief District Officer Shivaram Gelal, also the chairperson of the District Disaster Management Committee, has appealed for help. 

The emergency executive meeting of Matihani municipality has decided to immediately provide ready-to-eat food, grains and tarpaulin to the affected families. 

At present, the people's representatives, including the mayor, and the employees of the office are engaged in distributing relief materials. Nepal Red Cross Society Mahottari branch has provided utensils to the affected families. 

President of Mahottari Red Cross Branch, Dipak Mishra, said they have engaged their efforts for extending support to the fire victim families.

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