One charred to death in Kangpokpi fire
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network
Imphal, March 04 2012:
A devastating fire gutted 25 lodgings, which housed labourers of a ply wood factory, causing one dead and destroying properties worth over 20 lakhs in the early hours of Sunday at Sadar Hills.
The incident happened around 3:15 am when a fire believed to be have been started from one of the lodgings, which accommodated labourers of Mangalam Wood Industry, quickly spread and engulfed rest of the lodgings in flame reducing everything to ciders.
One labourer was charred to death in the fire at the plywood 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 constructed mostly of ply woods were reduced to cinders before they could douse the raging fire, the sources added.